3. It is impossible to open a book on contemporary ethics without encountering essays by women. But it is very possible to open a book on the history of philosophy, or introductory philosophy, and find nothing at all by or about women. Thus it is not necessary to take any special measures to ensure that women philosophers are read in ethics classes. But the absence of women and persons of lower socio-economic classes in the history of philosophy must be addressed in introductory philosophy classes; we must at least discuss the historical reasons for it.
4. I do not recommend that we seek out and publish and force our students to read the writings of every obscure woman who happened to say things that might, with some imagination, be interpreted as original philosophical material in tracts on home management or etiquette, as some introductory texts do (e.g., Soccios Archetypes of Reason). I think these selections are there purely for political reasons, to sell more textbooks. They are of such poor quality as compared to the other selections that if anything, they reinforce students preconceptions that women cant do philosophy.
5. The contemporary debate about the nature of objectivity and the contribution of emotion to knowledge should certainly be explored in modules on epistemology in introductory philosophy. The role of women philosophers in this debate should be highlighted.
6. Firestones critical analysis of Freud should be required in the module on Freud in Philosophy 6 (Philosophy of the Person). It should also be covered in Philosophy 3 (Ethics), as part of the module on whether or not, or to what extent, males and females have different approaches to ethics.
7. The rule-based and care-based approaches to ethics should be emphasized in Philosophy 3, especially with respect to the question of "special duties".
8. An entire section of Philosophy 3 (Introduction to Ethics) could be dedicated to ethical issues of special concern to women.
9. Discussion of philosophy of religion should mention alternative conceptions of God and Goddess. The Gaia model of the divine should be mentioned in environmental ethics.
10. Environmental ethics should discuss eco-feminism.