Gender/body/knowledge: Feminist Reconstructions of Being and Knowing

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Rutgers University Press, Jan 1, 1989 - Philosophy - 376 pages
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The essays in this interdisciplinary collection share the conviction that modern western paradigms of knowledge and reality are gender-biased. Some contributors challenge and revise western conceptions of the body as the domain of the biological and "natural," the enemy of reason, typically associated with women. Others develop a conception of the knowing subject which, in contrast to dominant philosophical conceptions, is social, embodied, interested, and emotional as well as rational, and whose emotions and reason are shaped by her historical context. A final group of papers explores the practical application of these feminist insights in a range of contexts. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Muriel Dimen, Arleen B. Dallery, Eileen O'Neill, Donna Wilshire, Ynestra King, Joan C. Tronto, Lynne S. Arnault, Sondra Farganis, Ruth Berman, Uma Narayan, Rhoda Linton, Donna Perry, Amy Ling, Phyllis Teitelbaum, and Sherry Gorelick. Book jacket.
  

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Contents

Introduction
5
Muriel Dimen Power Sexuality and Intimacy
34
Exploring
68
Donna Wilshire The Uses of Myth Image and
92
Feminism Ecology
115
What
172
Lynne S Arnault The Radical Future of a Classic
188
Sondra Farganis Feminism and the Reconstruction
207
Ruth Berman From Aristotles Dualism to Materialist
224
Rhoda Linton Toward a Feminist Research Method
273
The Task of Feminist
293
Four
309
Phyllis Teitelbaum Feminist Theory and Standardized
327
Contributors
359
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Jaggar is the Wilson Professor of Ethics at the University of Cincinnati.

Bordo is Professor of Philosophy and holds the Otis A. Singletary Chair in the Humanities at The University of Kentucky.

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