“The Humanist Wisdom of the Phoenix of the Americas”
Contemporary Issues in Feminist Research. In this talk, Terry MacMullan, PhD, philosophy, will celebrate the life and wisdom of the 17th Century Mexican polymath and nun, Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz. Hailed as an important if oft neglected feminist critic and humanist philosopher, Sor Juana gave us in her poetry, philosophy, and above all her humorous yet brilliant work “La Repuesta” (“The Answer”), a deeply personal yet all too timely argument for why humanist philosophy must emerge from a context that is mindful of gender and committed to eradicating patriarchy, no matter its excuse. Presented by Women’s Studies Center.