Selves, Persons, Individuals: Philosophical Perspectives on Women and Legal Obligations

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Ashgate, 2004 - Law - 169 pages
Whilst feminist philosophy has frequently engaged with political theory, this original book instead considers legal theory and the practical operation of law. The work considers some of the contested meanings of what it is to be a self, a person or an individual in relation to the law of obligations. The discussion still impacts upon political theory as it concerns the way in which the question of what it is to be a woman has been defined within recent feminist theory. In order to overcome what appears to be a block in feminist legal theory, the book draws together areas of philosophy which are not normally considered within feminist or legal theory.

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Janice Richardson is at the Monash University, Law Faculty, Australia. She researches feminist philosophy and its intersection with law. She is the author of The Classic Social Contractarians, also published by Ashgate.

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