How to use this book
Introduction: What is Feminist Philosophy?
Chapter 1 Sex
Chapter 2 Gender
Chapter 3 Sexuality
Chapter 4 Sexual Difference
Chapter 5 Essentialism
Chapter 6 Birth
Chapter 7 Feminism
"Moving deftly through an impressive range of literature in psychoanalysis, gender theory, equality-difference debates, and complex questions about gender essentialism, Stone offers a thoughtful, scholarly and practical introduction to a range of interpretive strategies and symbolic structures that sustain gendered oppression and subordination. The book is a fine resource for professional philosophers, and an excellent, accessible teaching text."
Lorraine Code, YorkUniversity, Toronto
"The considerable accomplishment of this comprehensive and reliable guide is the fine balance it achieves. It stands as a model of clarity and of philosophical argument, which on the one hand avoids making unexplained assumptions, and on the other hand manages to avoid being reductive. It constitutes a valuable resource for readers who want to familiarize themselves with the field, and a useful tool for those who seek clarification of central debates."
Tina Chanter, DePaul University, Chicago
- A core introductory text to feminist philosophy, pitched at level 1/2 undergraduates.
- Lays out theories and concepts in a highly accessible way for students with no previous knowledge of feminist thought.
- Covers all the major feminist thinkers, including de Beauvoir, Butler, Gilligan, Irigaray, and MacKinnon.
- Includes an in-text glossary, further reading suggestions and frequent use of bullet points to guide the reader through the material.
- Will be required reading on a wide range of feminist thought courses within philosophy, women’s studies, sociology, politics and cultural studies degrees.