The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy [NOOK Book]

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The thirteen specially-commissioned essays in this volume are written by philosophers at the forefront of feminist scholarship, and are designed to provide an accessible and stimulating guide to a philosophical literature that has seen massive expansion in recent years. Ranging from history of philosophy through metaphysics to philosophy of science, they encompass all the core subject areas commonly taught in anglophone undergraduate and graduate philosophy courses, offering both an overview of and a contribution...
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Overview

The thirteen specially-commissioned essays in this volume are written by philosophers at the forefront of feminist scholarship, and are designed to provide an accessible and stimulating guide to a philosophical literature that has seen massive expansion in recent years. Ranging from history of philosophy through metaphysics to philosophy of science, they encompass all the core subject areas commonly taught in anglophone undergraduate and graduate philosophy courses, offering both an overview of and a contribution to the relevant debates. Together they testify to the intellectual value of feminism as a radicalizing energy internal to philosophical inquiry. This volume will be essential reading for any student or teacher of philosophy who is curious about the place of feminism in their subject.
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"The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy is first-rate." Ethics

"The articles are independent pieces of scholarship in very discrete areas of philosophy and, as such, demonstrate the rich diversity of feminist thought.... This book complements well those volumes...devoted to feminist interpretations of major philosophers, and it belongs in most academic libraries. Recommended for general readers, upper-division undergraduates, and graduate students." Choice

"Feminism has not yet achieved the authoritative standing within philosophy that it enjoys in, say, literary criticism, where a survey text that omitted feminist perspectives would not be considered intellectually respectable. As a result, the editors of this fine volume have once again had to defend feminism's importance to philosophy. If we are to reach the state where feminist philosophy no more needs to justify its existence than does pragmatism or neo-Kantianism, it will be books of this caliber that get us there." International Philosophical Quarterly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781139815826
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/17/2012
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
Introduction 1
1 Feminism in ancient philosophy: The feminist stake in Greek rationalism 10
2 Feminism in philosophy of mind: The question of personal identity 29
3 Feminism in philosophy of mind: Against physicalism 49
4 Feminism and psychoanalysis: Using Melanie Klein 68
5 Feminism in philosophy of language: Communicative speech acts 87
6 Feminism in metaphysics: Negotiating the natural 107
7 Feminism in epistemology: Exclusion and objectification 127
8 Feminism in epistemology: Pluralism without postmodernism 146
9 Feminism in philosophy of science: Making sense of contingency and constraint 166
10 Feminism in political philosophy: Women's difference 185
11 Feminism in ethics: Conceptions of autonomy 205
12 Feminism in ethics: Moral justification 225
13 Feminism in history of philosophy: Appropriating the past 245
Further reading 264
Index 276
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