Author Archives: sharon crasnow

The academy and (threats of) violence

I am visiting the Gender Studies Department at the LSE for the term. They were kind enough to extend an invitation while my partner was invited to be the Susan Strange Lecturer in International Relations. In exchange for the pleasure … Continue reading

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London work and travel

Although retired from teaching I am still working as a philosopher. At the moment I have quite a number of things keeping me busy. I am editing a book series with a colleague (Feminist Strategies: Flexible Theories and Resilient Practices) … Continue reading

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3 years

It’s three year since I last posted. The last few posts were from my walks — my travels as I began them in my retirement.  Quite a lot has happened since then — in the world — in my life. … Continue reading

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Travel: Italy and other thoughts

Probably the most fascinating part of the trip to Italy this fall was the city of Matera. It’s an ancient city carved into the side of a magnificent limestone ravine. The homes are actually caves, although from the outside you … Continue reading

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Not walking much

That’s my foot and that whitish area in the fifth metatarsal with the little arrow pointing to it is a stress fracture. I am now at the end of 6 weeks of wearing a boot and being on crutches.  I … Continue reading

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Philosophers’ Walk

When I first had the idea that I wanted to start a blog it was shortly after a trip to Kyoto where I had walked along the philosophers’ walk. The name of the blog came to me while I was … Continue reading

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Maybe I Like CrossFit (Guest Post)

Originally posted on FIT IS A FEMINIST ISSUE:
In May 2014, emboldened by my successful adventures in cycling – embarking on a new physical activity after 60 (see my Guest Post on this)– I decided that I should try CrossFit. Now…

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New feminist philosophy journal! Four fantastic feminist philosophers are editors of a new philosophy journal!

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Critical thinking and sex/gender differences: The persistence of belief

In the best of times I find teaching critical thinking tremendously frustrating. I do not teach it at all for long stretches as a result, but the five-five schedule of a full-time community college teacher means that I return (frequently) … Continue reading

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Guest Post-Cycling after 60

Please see my Guest Post-Cycling after 60 on Fit, Feminist, and (Almost) Fifty.

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