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Women in Logic

Logic benefits greatly when it draws from the largest and most diverse possible pool of talent available. We would therefore like to add our voice to the growing list of initiatives aimed at correcting the gender imbalance in our profession.

To quote from the webpage of the Gendered Conference Campaign, a campaign aimed at correcting gender imbalance in philosophy:

All-male events and volumes help to perpetuate the stereotyping of philosophy as male. This in turn to contributes to implicit bias against women in philosophy, which very likely leads even those genuinely committed to gender equality to evaluate women’s contributions as less good than men’s. (It may also in some cases be caused by implicit bias, which means that women’s names will leap less easily to mind than men’s, but that is not our topic here.) For a quick discussion, go here. It also perpetuates stereotype threat, which very likely keeps women from performing as well in philosophy as they otherwise would.

So if you are planning a conference or editing a volume, why not consider including some women logicians? Unfortunately it often happens that there simply aren't any women working in that area of logic. But sometimes there are! Here is an (incomplete) list of women logicians:

Loriweb's list of women in logic

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