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The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy

ISBN: 978-0-631-22427-3
308 pages
November 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy is a definitive introduction to the field, consisting of 15 newly-contributed essays that apply philosophical methods and approaches to feminist concerns.

  • Offers a key view of the project of centering women’s experience.
  • Includes topics such as feminism and pragmatism, lesbian philosophy, feminist epistemology, and women in the history of philosophy.
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Acknowledgments.

Notes on Contributors.

Introduction: Linda Martin Alcoff (Syracuse University) and Eva Feder Kittay (Stony Brook University).

Part I: Women and the Philosophical Canon:.

1. Justifying the Inclusion of Women in Our Histories of Philosophy: The Case of Marie de Gournay: Eileen O'Neill (University of Massachusetts at Amherst).

2. Feminism and the History of Philosophy: Robin May Schott (Danish University of Education).

3. Pragmatism: Shannon Sullivan (Pennsylvania State University).

Part II: Ethical Inquiries:.

4. Ethics and Feminism: Marilyn Friedman (Washington University in St Louis) and Angela Bolte (University of Nevada-Reno).

5. Moral Psychology: Margaret Urban Walker (Arizona State University).

6. Feminist Bioethics: Where We've Been, Where We're Going: Hilde Lindemann (Michigan State University).

7. Feminism and Disability: Anita Silvers (San Francisco State University).

Part III: Political Perspectives:.

8. Feminist Political Philosophy: Nancy Hirschmann (University of Pennsylvania).

9. Postcolonial Feminisms: Genealogies and Recent Directions: Ofelia Schutte (University of South Florida in Tampa).

10. Lesbian Philosophy: Cheshire Calhoun (Colby College).

11. Can Third Wave Feminism Be Inclusive? Intersectionality, Its Problems and New Directions: Naomi Zack (University of Oregon).

Part IV: Knowing and Representing:.

12. Feminist Epistemologies and Women's Lives: Lorraine Code (York University in Toronto).

13. Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science: Elizabeth Potter (Mills College).

14. Feminism and Aesthetics: Peg Brand (Indiana University in Bloomington).

15. Feminism and Poststructuralism: A Deleuzian Approach: Tamsin Lorraine (Swarthmore College).

Author Index.

Subject Index
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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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  • A definitive introduction to feminist philosophy.
  • Features fifteen newly-contributed essays that apply philosophical methods and approaches to feminist concerns.
  • Offers a key view of the project of centering women’s experience.
  • Includes topics such as feminism and pragmatism, lesbian philosophy, feminist epistemology, and women in the history of philosophy.
See More
"...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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