Feminism and Philosophy: Essential Readings in Theory, Reinterpretation, and Application

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Nancy Tuana, Rosemarie Tong
Westview Press, 1995 - Philosophy - 549 pages
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The past twenty years have seen an explosion of work by feminist philosophers and several surveys of this work have documented the richness of the many different ways of doing feminist philosophy. But this major new anthology is the first broad and inclusive selection of the most important work in this field.There are many unanswered questions about the future of feminist philosophy. Which of the many varieties of feminist philosophy will last, and which will fade away? What kinds of accommodations will be possible with mainstream non-feminist philosophy? Which will separate themselves and flourish on their own? To what extent will feminists change the topics philosophers address? To what extent will they change the very way in which philosophy is done?However these questions are answered, it is clear that feminist philosophy is having and will continue to have a major impact on the discipline of philosophy. This volume is the first to allow the scholar, the student, and other interested readers to sample this diverse literature and to ponder these questions for themselves.Organized around nine traditional “types” of feminist philosophy, Feminism and Philosophy is an imaginatively edited volume that will stimulate readers to explore many new pathways to understanding. It marks a defining moment in feminist philosophy, and it will be an essential text for philosophers and for feminist theorists in many other fields.
  

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Contents

Introduction i
1
Understanding
10
John Locke
27
Marxist Feminist Perspectives
65
The Example of Housework Heidi I Hartmann
104
Suggested Further Readings
129
Sarah Lucia Hoagtand
175
Suggested Further Readings
193
Suggested Further Readings
260
Whats Critical About Critical Theory? The Case of Habermas
272
Anarcha Feminist and Ecological Feminist Perspectives
327
Feminism Ecology
353
Suggested Further Readings
391
Subjectivity and Alienation
407
Postmodern Feminist Perspectives
431
A Reading of Platos Symposium Diotimas Speech
457

Psychoanalytic Feminist Perspectives
195
A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Bpistemology
217
Feminism Psychoanalysis and the Heterosexual Imperative
247
Perspectives on the Intersections of Race Class and Gender
491
Suggested Further Readings
548
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Nancy Tuana is professor of philosophy at the University of Oregon. She is the author of Woman and the History of Philosophy and The Less Noble Sex: Scientific, Religious, and Philosophical Conceptions of Woman's Nature, and editor of Feminism and Science and Feminist Interpretations of Plato. Rosemarie Tong is a Distinguished Professor of Health Care Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and Center for Professional Applied Ethics at the University of North Carolina.

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