This paper argues that diversity and uptake are required for objectivity. In philosophy, women are underrepresented with respect to teaching, publishing, and citations. This undermines the objectivity of our research output. To improve women’s representation and objectivity in philosophy, we should take steps to increase women’s numbers and institute uptake-conducive conditions. In concrete terms, this means fostering an appreciation for diversity, diversifying evaluators, integrating women’s contributions into mainstream discourse, and reducing implicit bias.
Ciurria, Michelle. 2017. "Objectivity, Diversity, and Uptake: On the Status of Women in Philosophy." Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 3, (3). Article 3. doi:10.5206/fpq/2017.3.3.