Philosophy in a Different Voice Critiques and Reconstructions

ISBN-10: 0691019363
ISBN-13: 9780691019369
Edition: 1998
Authors: Janet A. Kourany
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/18/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.25" wide x 6.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034

In this book, Janet Kourany offers an antidote to the pervasive and pernicious strains in Western philosophy that discount women. Most areas of Western philosophy tend not only to ignore women, but also to perpetuate long-standing antifeminine biases of the society as a whole. It does not have to be this way. Rather than be part of the problem, philosophy can be a powerful force for much needed social change. In this collection of essays by some of the most noted feminist philosophers, Kourany showcases ideas on the newest work of Western philosophy that is benefiting women as well as men. Included here are articles by Eileen O'Neill, Louise Antony, Virginia Held, Susan Okin, Carolyn Korsmeyer, Nancy Frankenberry, Lorraine Code, Janet Kourany, Andrea Nye, and Susan Bordo, all of whom show further directions in which philosophy ought to proceed. This book demonstrates that feminist philosophy is not a separate area of philosophy that can safely be ignored by philosophers not "in" it. Rather, it relates to at least most of the major areas of philosophy, and its gains will stand to benefit all philosophers, no matter what their field.

Preface
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Philosophy in a Feminist Voice?
History of Philosophy: Disappearing Ink: Early Modern Women Philosophers and Their Fate in History
Philosophy of Persons: "Human Nature" and Its Role in Feminist Theory
Ethics: Feminist Reconceptualizations in Ethics
Political Philosophy: Feminism and Political Theory
Aesthetics: Perceptions, Pleasures, Arts: Considering Aesthetics
Philosophy of Religion: Philosophy of Religion in Different Voices
Epistemology: Voice and Voicelessness: A Modest Proposal?
Philosophy of Science: A New Program for Philosophy of Science, in Many Voices
Philosophy of Language: Semantics in a New Key
Afterword: The Feminist as Other
Index

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