Explorations in Feminist Ethics: Theory and Practice

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Eve Browning Cole, Susan Margaret Coultrap-McQuin
Indiana University Press, 1992 - Philosophy - 203 pages
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"These essays advance a reinterpretation of pivotal categories such as self-knowing, moral agency, and altruism... A must for all students and researchers/faculty engaged in the study of ethics." —Choice

"This is an extraordinarily valuable collection of essays in feminist ethics." —Teaching Philosophy

A range of recent work in feminist ethics, exploring such issues as the ethic of care, a viable feminist ethics, Pythagoreanism, existentialism, utilitarianism, self-knowing, emotion, and moral vision. Also discussed is the process of applying feminist ethics to work situations. The concluding essays point to the future and present new visions for the field.

 

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Contents

Toward a Feminist Conception of Moral Life
1
Do Feminist Ethics Counter Feminist Aims?
15
Care and Confusion
27
The Surgeon Moralist Has Determined
38
Just Caring
45
Moral Values for Pythagorean
57
Care and Respect
69
Albert Camus
82
The Role of Vision
111
Emotional Work
117
Feminist Ethics and Workplace Values
125
Some Issues in the Ethics of Collaborative Work
131
From Maternal Thinking to Peace Politics
141
Lesbian Ethics and Female Agency
156
A Global Perspective on Feminist Ethics and Diversity
176
A Bibliography in Feminist Ethics
187

Dislocating
89
The Satisfaction of Desire
101
Contributors
198
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EVE BROWNING COLE is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She is author of articles on Greek philosophy and culture, sexism in the history of philosophy, and ancient views on the intelligence and character of (nonhuman) animals. SUSAN COULTRAP-MCQUIN is Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Humanities at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She is author of Doing Literary Business: American Women Writers in the Nineteenth Century.

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