Author: Trudy Govier

Trudy Govier is a Canadian philosopher and Professor Emerita of the University of Lethbridge. Her many books and articles include A Practical Study of Argument, Forgiveness and Revenge, and Taking Wrongs Seriously.

Military Defeat and the Smashing of Ideas

Military Defeat and the Smashing of Ideas

We like to think that pernicious ideologies can be defeated by the use of military force. We thought that Nazism was finished off after 1945. We thoug [...]
Thinking Free Will is Important

Thinking Free Will is Important

. . . freedom is not the only value …There are other values: life; wellbeing; health, compassion, fairness, justice, equity, truth, consistency….Whic [...]
Identity and Identity Politics

Identity and Identity Politics

While at present there may seem to be a strong analogy between transsexualism and transracialism, these phenomena are treated very differently in cont [...]
Believing Women

Believing Women

We want to believe women who make claims about being abused by more powerful men, but the notion of always doing so is philosophically problematic. [...]
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