Hegel and Feminist Philosophy
January 2003, Polity
Hegel and Feminist Philosophy will be of great interest to students and scholars of philosophy, women's studies and political theory.
Chapter One: Feminist Philosophy and the Way of Despair.
Thinking as a Feminist.
Feminist Re-thinkings of Reason and Truth.
Feminist Re-thinkings of Moral Agency and Judgement.
Feminist Re-Thinkings of Politics.
Chapter Two: Philosophy as the Task of Comprehension.
Phenomenology and Science.
On Nature, History and Right.
Feminist Readings of Hegel.
Chapter Three: Thinking the Second Sex.
How Has 'Woman' Come to Be?.
Thinking Being as Life; Existence as Spirit.
Chapter Four: Re-thinking the Second Sex.
Towards a Hegelian Feminist Philosophy.
Chapter Five: Hegel and Feminist Ethics.
Moral Identity and an Ethics of Difference.
Hegel, the 'Moral Point of View' and 'Ethical Life'.
Chapter Six: Hegel and the Sexual Contract.
Beyond the Sexual Contract.
Towards a Hegelian Feminist Ethical Theory.
- Traces the legacy of Hegel in the work of feminist thinkers such as Beauvoir, Irigaray and Butler.
- Provides an overview of contemporary debates in feminist philosophy on sexual difference, ethics, poltiics and epistemology.
- Argues that feminist philosophy has much to learn from Hegel and should be rethought along Hegelian lines.
- Explains why Hegel figures both as an arch-enemy of feminists, and as a key resource.