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Feminist Theory : A Philosophical Anthology

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9781405116619

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Pub. Date:
1/14/2005
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Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

This Anthology addresses seven philosophically significant questions regarding feminism, its central concepts of sex and gender, and the project of centering women's experience.

Author Biography

Ann E. Cudd is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Women’s Studies at the University of Kansas. She is co-editor of Theorizing Backlash: Philosophical Reflections on the Resistance to Feminism (with Anita Superson, 2002).


Robin O. Andreasen is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Delaware. Her work has been featured in many journals including The British Journal of Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Science, and Biology and Philosophy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii
Introduction 1(4)
Part I What is Feminism? 5(64)
Introduction
7(62)
1 Of the Pernicious Effects which Arise from the Unnatural Distinctions Established in Society
11(6)
Mary Wollstonecraft
2 The Subjection of Women
17(10)
John Stuart Mill
3 Introduction from The Second Sex
27(10)
Simone de Beauvoir
4 Theory of Sexual Politics
37(23)
Kate Millett
5 Black Women: Shaping Feminist Theory
60(11)
bell hooks
Part II What is Sexism? 69(46)
Introduction
71(44)
6 Sexism
73(11)
Ann E. Cudd and Leslie E. Jones
7 Oppression
84(7)
Marilyn Frye
8 Five Faces of Oppression
91(14)
Iris Marion Young
9 On Psychological Oppression
105(10)
Sandra Bartky
Part III What is Gender? 115(56)
Introduction
117(2)
10 Pre-theoretical Assumptions in Evolutionary Explanations of Female Sexuality
119(8)
Elisabeth A. Lloyd
11 Natures and Norms
127(18)
Louise M. Antony
12 Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire
145(9)
Judith Butler
13 Gender and Race: (What) Are They? (What) Do We Want Them To Be?
154(17)
Sally Haslanger
Part IV Is Knowledge Gendered? 171(66)
Introduction
173(4)
14 The Man of Reason
177(11)
Genevieve Lloyd
15 Feminist Epistemology: An Interpretation and a Defense
188(22)
Elizabeth Anderson
16 Can there be a Feminist Science?
210(8)
Helen E. Longino
17 Rethinking Standpoint Epistemology: What is "Strong Objectivity "?
218(19)
Sandra Harding
Part V Is Value Gendered? 237(88)
Introduction
239(4)
18 The Need for More than Justice
243(8)
Annette C. Baier
19 An Ethic of Care
251(13)
Joan Tronto
20 Vulnerability and the Moral Nature of Dependence Relations
264(16)
Eva Feder Kittay
21 Feminist Contractarianism
280(22)
Jean Hampton
22 Women and Cultural Universals
302(23)
Martha C. Nussbaum
Part VI What is a Self? 325(52)
Introduction
327(2)
23 Autonomy and Identity in Feminist Thinking
329(10)
Jean Grimshaw
24 Autonomy, Social Disruption, and Women
339(13)
Marilyn Friedman
25 Forgetting Yourself
352(13)
Anita L. Allen
26 Outliving Oneself
365(12)
Susan Brison
Part VII What Would Liberation Be? 377(45)
Introduction
379(4)
27 Conclusion from The Second Sex
383(9)
Simone de Beauvoir
28 Difference and Dominance: On Sex Discrimination
392(11)
Catharine A. MacKinnon
29 Toward a Humanist Justice
403(11)
Susan Moller Okin
30 Feminism, Utopianism, and the Role of the Ideal in Political Philosophy
414(8)
Drucilla Cornell
Index 422


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