The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy / Edition 1

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Over the past thirty years, philosophy has become a vital arena for feminists. Recent feminist work has challenged canonical claims about the role of women and has developed new methods of analysis and critique, and in so doing has reinvigorated central areas of philosophy. The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy is a definitive introduction to the field, consisting of fifteen newly contributed essays that apply philosophical methods and approaches to feminist concerns. From analyses of women in the history of philosophy to the relation of feminism to topics such as pragmatism, epistemology, political philosophy, aesthetics, and phenomenology, the Guide is an excellent resource for those who wish to explore how feminist philosophy is transforming the very nature of philosophical inquiry.
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Editorial Reviews

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"...I commend this collection as philosophically sophisticated and a useful resource..." Simon Blackburn, Times Higher Education

Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2007

"This is a very useful resource for those who want to know the current thinking of feminist philosophers on major topics in philosophy in general and in feminist philosophy. It consists of a collection of articles, all of uniformly high caliber, each of which functions as an up-to-date literature review of a topic... The authors' openness to the roots of their discipline and their knowledge of the ways that women have expanded that discipline make this book an excellent guide to contemporary feminism...Highly Recommended." CHOICE

“Linda Alcoff and Eva Feder Kittay have been there from the beginning of feminist philosophy in the 1970s! Their judicious organization of ideas in the field will be of great use to both novices and established scholars.” Iris Marion Young, University of Chicago

“This is a terrific volume; inclusive, balanced, yet with a point of view – or, fittingly, with multiple points of view. Accessibly written by leading scholars, these articles contain something for everyone.” Alison M. Jaggar, University of Colorado at Boulder

"The 15 essays in this admirably professional collection cover much territory ... I commend this collection as philosophically sophisticated and a useful resource." Simon Blackburn, Cambridge University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631224273
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/20/2006
  • Series: Blackwell Philosophy Guides Series, #29
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.95 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Martín Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at Syracuse University. She is author of Real Knowing: New Versions of Coherence Epistemology (1996) and Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self (2005), and editor of Epistemology: The Big Questions (Blackwell, 1998) and of Identities: Race, Class, Gender, and Nationality (with Eduardo Mendieta, Blackwell 2003).

Eva Feder Kittay is Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University. She is author of Love's Labor: Essays on Women, Equality, and Dependency (1999), and editor of Women and Moral Theory (with Diana T. Meyers, 1987) and of The Subject of Care: Feminist Theoretical Perspectives on Dependency (with Ellen Feder, 2002).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Notes on Contributors     ix
Introduction: Defining Feminist Philosophy   Linda Martin Alcoff   Eva Feder Kittay     1
Women and the Philosophical Canon
Justifying the Inclusion of Women in Our Histories of Philosophy: The Case of Marie de Gournay   Eileen O'Neill     17
Feminism and the History of Philosophy   Robin May Schott     43
Pragmatism   Shannon Sullivan     64
Ethical Inquiries
Ethics and Feminism   Marilyn Friedman   Angela Bolte     81
Moral Psychology   Margaret Urban Walker     102
Feminist Bioethics: Where We've Been, Where We're Going   Hilde Lindemann     116
Feminism and Disability   Anita Silvers     131
Political Perspectives
Feminist Political Philosophy   Nancy Hirschmann     145
Postcolonial Feminisms: Genealogies and Recent Directions   Ofelia Schutte     165
Lesbian Philosophy   Cheshire Calhoun     177
Can Third Wave Feminism Be Inclusive? Intersectionality, Its Problems, and New Directions   Naomi Zack     193
Knowing and Representing
Feminist Epistemologies and Women's Lives   Lorraine Code     211
Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science   Elizabeth Potter     235
Feminism and Aesthetics   Peg Brand     254
Feminism and Poststructuralism: A Deleuzian Approach   Tamsin Lorraine     266
Author index     283
Subject index     287
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