Celia Wolf-Devine

Celia Wolf-Devine is retired from her position teaching philosophy at Stonehill College.  She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, USA with her husband Phil Devine, who is also a retired philosophy professor.  She has her B.A. from Smith College and her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has published widely in a variety of areas, including Early Modern Philosophy, Social Philosophy, gender issues, and most recently spirituality.



On single issue voting: some principles are so fundamental they are decisive
6 Feb 2020 | FEATURES |  
tags: Democratic Party, Donald Trump, pro-life
Abortion is the litmus test of a candidate


I am a pro-life Democrat, preparing to hold my nose and vote for Trump
26 Jan 2020 | FEATURES |  
tags: pro-life, US politics
There seems to be no place for people like me in the party


Preventing sexual abuse of children is not a ‘white hats’ vs ‘black hats’ contest
12 Nov 2019 | ABOVE |  
tags: child sexual abuse, family, safe-guarding
We need to think in a more nuanced way about the problem


On being fair to white men
3 Jul 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: femininity, masculinity, white men
We hear of toxic masculinity but never, it seems, of healthy masculinity


Written in our chromosomes; anchored in our bodies
9 Jan 2019 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: gender, sex
Gender roles are culturally defined; sex is not


Becoming Michelle: good sense about family marred by identity politics
7 Dec 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: biography, identity politics, marriage, Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama’s memoir is inspiring and irritating by turns


Witch-hunting does no one any good
15 Oct 2018 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholic Church, sex abuse, witch-hunt
We must not imagine things to be worse than they are in the clerical sex abuse scandal


Enough already!
5 Sep 2018 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholic Church, paedophilia, sexual abuse
Some people are stoking the hysteria over clerical abuse for their own ends  


But is she my kind of woman?
17 Jul 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: feminism, politics
How class and religion make the 'women's vote' a myth.


Picking up the pieces
25 Jan 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Democratic Party, Democrats for Life, Hillary Clinton, pro-life movement
Democrats need to distance themselves from the cultural left and its obsession with pelvic politics


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