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Pragmatism and Feminism Reweaving the Social Fabric

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ISBN-10: 0226745589

ISBN-13: 9780226745589

Edition: 1996

Authors: Charlene Haddock Seigfried

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Though many pioneering feminists were deeply influenced by American pragmatism, their contemporary followers have generally ignored that tradition because of its marginalization by a philosophical mainstream intent on neutral analyses devoid of subjectivity. In this revealing work, Charlene Haddock Seigfried effectively reunites two major social and philosophical movements, arguing that pragmatism, because of its focus on the emancipatory potential of everyday experiences, offers feminism its most viable and powerful philosophical foundation. With careful attention to their interwoven histories and contemporary concerns, Pragmatism and Feminism effectively invigorates both traditions,…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 354
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

The Theory of Practice
The Missing Perspectives: Where Are All the Pragmatist Feminists and Feminist Pragmatists?
Reclaiming a Heritage: Women Pragmatists
Acknowledging Mutual Influences: The Chicago Years
Educational Experiments in Cooperation
The Feminine-Mystical Threat to Scientific-Masculine Order
Who Experiences? Genderizing Pluralistic Experiences
What's Wrong with Instrumental Reasoning? Realizing the Emancipatory Potential of Science
Who Cares? Pluralizing Gendered Experiences
Social Ethics
Cooperative Intelligence