9780813366067

A Mind of One's Own

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  • ISBN13:

    9780813366067

  • ISBN10:

    0813366062

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-01-01
  • Publisher: Westview Pr
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Summary

A book of tremendous influence when it first appeared, A Mind of One's Own reminded readers that the tradition of Western philosophy -- in particular, the ideals of reason and objectivity -- has come down to us from white males, nearly all of whom are demonstrably sexist, even misogynist. In this second edition, the original authors continue to ask, "What are the implications of this fact for contemporary feminists working within this tradition?" The second edition pursues this question about the value of reason and objectivity in new directions using the fresh perspectives and diverse viewpoints of the new generation of feminist philosophers. A Mind of One's Own is essential reading and an essential reference for philosophers and for all scholars and students concerned about the nature of knowledge and our pursuit of it.

Author Biography

Louise Antony is professor of philosophy at Ohio State University. Her research and teaching interests are in the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, the foundations of cognitive science, and feminist theory. Charlotte Witt is professor and chair of philosophy at the University of New Hampshire. Her teaching and research interests are in ancient philosophy and feminist theory. She is the author of Substance and Essence in Aristotle.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
Feminism and Aristotle's Rational Ideal
3(18)
Marcia L. Homiak
Cartesian Reason and Gendered Reason
21(17)
Margaret Atherton
Hume: The Reflective Women's Epistemologist?
38(15)
Annette C. Baier
Could It Be Worth Thinking About Kant on Sex and Marriage?
53(20)
Barbara Herman
Maleness, Metaphor, and the ``Crisis'' of Reason
73(20)
Genevieve Lloyd
EPISTEMOLOGY
Essential Tensions---Phase Two: Feminist, Philosophical, and Social Studies of Science
93(17)
Helen E. Longino
Quine as Feminist: The Radical Import of Naturalized Epistemology
110(44)
Louise M. Antony
The Politics of Credibility
154(23)
Karen Jones
Though This Be Method, Yet There Is Madness in It: Paranoia and Liberal Epistemology
177(32)
Naomi Scheman
METAPHYSICS
On Being Objective and Being Objectified
209(45)
Sally Haslanger
Generalizing Gender: Reason and Essence in the Legal Thought of Catharine MacKinnon
254(19)
Elizabeth Rapaport
MacKinnon's Critique of Objectivity
273(29)
Rachel Zuckert
Feminist Metaphysics
302(17)
Charlotte Witt
Resurrecting Embodiment: Toward a Feminist Materialism
319(18)
Robin May Schott
SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
Feminist Contractarianism
337(32)
Jean Hampton
Should Feminists Reject Rational Choice Theory?
369(29)
Elizabeth Anderson
Rational Choice Theory and the Lessons of Feminism
398(20)
Ann E. Cudd
Minds of Their Own: Choices, Autonomy, Cultural Practices, and Other Women
418(15)
Uma Narayan
About the Editors and Contributors 433(2)
Index 435

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