[Department of Philosophy, University of Saskatchewan, 100 Years]
Dr. Susan Dieleman

Dr. Susan Dieleman

Assistant Professor (with term)

MA (Philosophy, Memorial), MA (Public Policy and Administration, Ryerson), PhD (York)

(306) 966-7236

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susan.dieleman@usask.ca | Personal Web Site

Current Courses
PHIL 133 Introduction to Ethics and Values
PHIL 227 Feminist Philosophy
PHIL 234 Biomedical Ethics
PHIL 262 Social and Political Philosophy

Recent Courses (at Dalhousie)
Philosophical Issues of Feminism
Contemporary Feminist Theories
Justice in Global Perspective
Environmental Ethics Technology and the Environment
Feminist Epistemologies (senior seminar)
Feminism and the Public Sphere (senior seminar)
Pragmatism (senior seminar)

Areas of Specialization
Social and Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Pragmatism


My current research takes a pragmatist-feminist approach to issues that arise at the intersection of political philosophy and epistemology. At the moment, I’m working on two projects. The first is Pragmatism and Justice, a coedited volume (forthcoming from Oxford University Press) that explores what justice might look like from a pragmatist perspective. The second is a monograph, tentatively entitled Epistemically Just Democracies, that borrows resources from feminist and pragmatist philosophies to show how ethical and epistemic success are more likely when deliberative democratic spaces are guided by norms of epistemic justice.

Selected Publications
“The Energies of Women: William James and the Ethics of Care.” Feminist Interpretations of William James, edited by Shannon Sullivan and Erin Tarver (forthcoming).

“Epistemic Justice and Democratic Legitimacy.” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. Online early view (2015), doi: 10.1111/hypa.12173.

“Locating Rorty: Feminism and Poststructuralism, Experience and Language.” The Pluralist 9.3 (2014): 110-120.

“Pragmatist Tools for Public Administration.” Administration and Society (2014). Online early view (2014), doi: 10.1177/0095399714541268.

“Urban Agriculture, the Idyllic Farmer, and Stupid Knowing.” Social Philosophy Today 30 (2014): 47-62.

“The Contingent Status of Epistemic Norms: Rorty, Kantian Pragmatisms, and Feminist Epistemologies.” In Richard Rorty: From Pragmatist Philosophy to Cultural Politics, edited by Alexander Groeschner, Colin Koopman and Mike Sandbothe. New York: Continuum, 2013.

“A Feminist Pragmatist Account of Epistemic Inclusion.” In Contemporary Feminist Pragmatism, edited by Maurice Hamington and Celia Bardwell-Jones. New York: Routledge, 2012.

“Revisiting Rorty: Contributions to a Pragmatist Feminism.” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. 25th Anniversary Special Issue 25.4 (2010): 891-908.

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