Autonomy, Gender, Politics / Edition 1

Autonomy, Gender, Politics / Edition 1

by Marilyn F. Friedman
     
 

Friedman (philosophy, Washington U., St. Louis) presents, defends, and applies one conception of the ideal of personal autonomy. Coverage includes Friedman's basic account of the concept, a defense of its importance—with special attention to its significance for women<-- >social dimensions of autonomy, the necessary conditions for its realization, issues in the… See more details below

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Friedman (philosophy, Washington U., St. Louis) presents, defends, and applies one conception of the ideal of personal autonomy. Coverage includes Friedman's basic account of the concept, a defense of its importance—with special attention to its significance for women<-- >social dimensions of autonomy, the necessary conditions for its realization, issues in the context of intimate relationships, and autonomy in broader political realms involving the state. Four of the nine chapters are revisions of previously published versions. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195138511
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Studies in Feminist Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

IThe Basic Account
1A Conception of Autonomy3
2Autonomy and Its Discontents30
3Values of Autonomy56
IIThe Social Context
4Autonomy and Social Relationships: Rethinking the Feminist Critique81
5Autonomy, Social Disruption, and Women98
IIIIntimate Relationships
6Romantic Love and Personal Autonomy115
7Domestic Violence against Women and Autonomy140
IVThe Larger Political System
8John Rawls and the Political Coercion of Unreasonable People163
9Cultural Minorities and Women's Rights179
Notes205
References231
Index243

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