Empowerment and Interconnectivity: Toward a Feminist History of Utilitarian Philosophy

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Penn State Press, 2013 - Philosophy - 215 pages
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Feminist history of philosophy has successfully focused thus far on canon revision, canon critique, and the recovery of neglected or forgotten women philosophers. However, the methodology remains underexplored, and it seems timely to ask larger questions about how the history of philosophy is to be done and whether there is, or needs to be, a specifically feminist approach to the history of philosophy. In Empowerment and Interconnectivity, Catherine Gardner examines the philosophy of three neglected women philosophers, Catharine Beecher, Frances Wright, and Anna Doyle Wheeler, all of whom were British or American utilitarian philosophers of one stripe or another. Gardner&’s focus in this book is less on accounting for the neglect or disappearance of these women philosophers and more on those methodological (or epistemological) questions we need to ask in order to recover their philosophy and categorize it as feminist.

 

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Contents

Empowerment and Interconnectivity Toward a Feminist History of Utilitarian Philosophy
1
Notes to Introduction
32
Wheeler and Thompson The Appeal and the Problem of Empowerment
33
Notes to Chapter 1
74
Catharine Beecher and Writing Philosophy for Women
75
Notes to Chapter 2
114
Frances Wright Interconnectivity and Synthesis
117
Notes to Chapter 3
152
Tea and Sympathy with John Stuart Mill
154
Notes to Chapter 4
189
Conclusion and Next Steps
191
References
203
Index
209
COVER Back
216
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Catherine Villanueva Gardner is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women&’s Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

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