Singing in the Fire Stories of Women in Philosophy

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-10-14
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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This is a unique, groundbreaking collection of autobiographical essays by leading women in philosophy. It provides a glimpse at the experiences of the generation that witnessed, and helped create, the remarkable advances now evident for women in the field. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1(14)
Linda Martin Alcoff
1 A Life Sentence in Bohemia 15(8)
Sandra Lee Bartley
2 My Open Agenda, or How Not to Make the Right Career Moves 23(18)
Teresa Brennan
3 Finding My Voice: Reminiscence of an Outlaw 41(8)
Claudia Card
4 Taking Oneself Seriously, But Not Too 49(8)
Virginia Held
5 Freethinking? 57(14)
Alison M. Jaggar
6 Etc. 71(10)
Stephanie R. Lewis
7 What's a Brown Girl like You Doing in the Ivory Tower? Or, How I Became a Feminist Philosopher 81(12)
Uma Narayan
8 "Don't Smile So Much": Philosophy and Women in the 1970's 93(16)
Martha C. Nussbaum
9 At the Feet of Mrs. Ramsay 109(10)
Andrea Nye
10 Philosophy and Life: A Singular Case of Their Interconnection 119(16)
Ofelia Schutte
11 Autobiography of a Whistle-Blower 135(18)
Kristin Shrader-Frechette
12 Getting Here from There 153(14)
Karen J. Warren
About the Contributors 167

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