Catherine (Cate) Hundleby specializes in interdisciplinary philosophical study of reasoning from a feminist perspective that also attends to other forms of oppression. Her research addresses educational, scholarly, and academic knowledge and argumentation but she also can comment on a variety of gender issues, and issues regarding social bias.
Industry Expertise (3)
Writing and Editing
Areas of Expertise (8)
Visiting Fellow (professional)
Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University
Visiting Scholar (professional)
National Endowment for the Humanities, Department of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University
Essay Award (professional)
Society for Analytical Feminism
Teaching Honour Roll (professional)
Western University: PhD, Philosophy 2001
University of Guelph: M.A., Philosophy 1994
University of Toronto: B.A. (Honours), Philosophy Specialist 1991
Women's Studies Minor
- Fellow, Centre for Research in Reasoning Argumentation & Rhetoric, University of Windsor
- Cross-appointment, Women and Gender Studies, University of Windsor
- Director, Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Argumentation Studies, University of Windsor
Media Appearances (6)
Interview about PhD in Argumentation Studies
WDET / National Public Radio Detroit radio
with Stephen Henderson on Detroit Today
Women no longer burning their bras — they’re just not wearing them
The Toronto Star print
Reporter Lauren Pelley cites Hundleby on women's body image and fashion
Safety on the roads: Is a women-only driving service the answer?
Toronto Star print
Reporter Lauren Pelley quotes Hundleby on gender, labour, and violence against women
Reasonable Responses: The Work of Trudy Govier
Windsor Studies in Argumentation print
Hundleby edits this tribute to the philosophical innovations of Canadian Trudy Govier. These begin with her work in critical thinking education and argumentation theory and extend through her work on social responsibility and on truth and reconciliation programs.
Studies in Social Justice 4 (1) print
Hundleby co-edited this journal volume with Phyllis Rooney
Reasoning for Change
Informal Logic 30 (3) print
Hundleby co-edited this special journal volume with Phyllis Rooney
Event Appearances (1)
A PussyHat Tale
MayWorks Windsor -- "Beyond Traditional: Women's Work" installation Chimczuk Museum
Research Grants (3)
International Conference: Virtues of Argumentation
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada $40,000
This conference at the University of Windsor, hosted by the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric, and sponsored by the Ontario Association for the Study of Argumentation included 120 guests from around the world and various disciplines.
Reason, Activism, and Change: Philosophical Considerations
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada $14,000
This conference, organized by the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy was hosted at the University of Windsor. Two special journal issues resulted: "Reasoning for Change" in Informal Logic; and "Just Reason" in Studies in Social Justice
National Endowment for the Humanities $3500
This summer institute lasted five weeks at Penn State University, hosted by the Rock Ethics Institute
Critical thinking and the adversary paradigm.American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism & Philosophy, 13(1).
This article addresses how the teaching of critical thinking in postsecondary education tends to make problematic assumptions about opposition between people who argue.
Aggression, politeness, and abstract adversariesInformal Logic
33(2), pp. 238-262.
The authority of the fallacies approach to argument evaluationInformal Logic
30(3), pp. 279-308.
Silence and the limitations of contextual objectivityInternational Feminist Journal of Politics
11(2), pp. 254-67.
The epistemological evaluation of oppositional secretsHypatia
20(4), pp. 44-58.
The open end: social naturalism, feminist values and the integrity of epistemologySocial Epistemology
16, pp. 251-265.
Where standpoint stands nowWomen & Politics
18 (3) 1997, pp. 25-43. • Reprinted in Researching Gender, Editor: Christina Hughes, Sage, 2012. • Reprinted in Politics and Feminist Standpoint Theories, Ed. Sally J. Kenny, Helen Kinsella, Haworth Press, 1997.