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Feminist Metaphysics

Author: Charlotte Witt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048137831
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The present volume is an exciting new collection of original essays by outstanding feminist theorists including Sally Haslanger, Marilyn Frye and Linda Alcoff. Feminist Metaphysics is the first collection of articles addressing metaphysical issues from a feminist perspective. The essays cover central feminist topics including: the ontology of sex and gender, persons, identity and subjectivity, and the relations among experience, ideology and reality. Many of the papers combine cutting-edge feminist theory with contemporary metaphysics and the philosophy of language. The volume is also distinctive in including articles representing both analytic and continental perspectives on metaphysics. The essays are philosophically sophisticated and are primarily intended for a professional audience of philosophers and feminist theorists.

Alles Wesentliche L Sst Sich Nicht Schreiben

Author: Andreas Speer
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 3451849550
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Edith Stein (1891-1942) hat ein beeindruckendes Werk hinterlassen. Aus Anlass der Vollendung der Edith Stein-Gesamtausgabe (ESGA), stellt der international besetze Band das Leben und die Bedeutung der Patronin Europas vor. Er zeigt das eindrucksvolle intellektuelle und spirituelle Panorama einer großen Gelehrten auf. Die Beiträge dokumentieren eine Tagung, die das Thomas-Institut in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Edith-Stein-Archiv als Gesamtblick auf die nun vorliegenden 27 ESGA-Bände veranstaltet hat.

The Wrong Of Injustice

Author: Mari Mikkola
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190601108
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This book examines contemporary structural social injustices from a feminist perspective. It asks: what makes oppression, discrimination, and domination wrongful? Is there a single wrongness-making feature of various social injustices that are due to social kind membership? Why is sexist oppression of women wrongful? What does the wrongfulness of patriarchal damage done to women consist in? In thinking about what normatively grounds social injustice, the book puts forward two related views. First, it argues for a paradigm shift in focus away from feminist philosophy that is organized around the gender concept woman, and towards feminist philosophy that is humanist. This is against the following theoretical backdrop: Politically effective feminism requires ways to elucidate how and why patriarchy damages women, and to articulate and defend feminism's critical claims. In order to meet these normative demands an influential theoretical outlook has emerged: for emancipatory purposes feminist philosophers should articulate a thick conception of the gender concept woman around which feminist philosophical work is organized. However, Part I of the book argues that we should resist this move, and that feminist philosophers should reframe their analyses of injustice in humanist terms. Second, the book spells out a humanist alternative to the more prevalent gender-focus in feminist philosophy. This hinges on a notion of dehumanization, which Part II of the book develops. The argued for understanding of dehumanization is used to explicate the wrongness-making feature of social injustices, both in general and of those due to patriarchy. Dehumanization is not another form of injustice-rather, it is that which makes forms of social injustice unjust. The book's second part then provides a regimentation of social injustice from a feminist perspective in order to spell out the specifics of the proposed humanist feminism, and to demonstrate how it improves some non-feminist analyses of injustice too.

A Companion To Applied Philosophy

Author: Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118869117
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Applied philosophy has been a growing area of research for the last 40 years. Until now, however, almost all of this research has been centered around the field of ethics. A Companion to Applied Philosophy breaks new ground, demonstrating that all areasof philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind, can be applied, and are relevant to questions of everyday life. This perennial topic in philosophy provides an overview of these various applied philosophy developments, highlighting similarities and differences between various areas of applied philosophy, and examining the very nature of this topic. It is an area to which many of the towering figures in the history of philosophy have contributed, and this timely Companion demonstrates how various historical contributions are actually contributions within applied philosophy, even if they are not traditionally seen as such. The Companion contains 42 essays covering major areas of philosophy; the articles themselves are all original contributions to the literature and represent the state of the art on this topic, as well as offering a map to the current debates.

The Metaphysics Of Gender

Author: Charlotte Witt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199908427
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The Metaphysics of Gender is a book about gender essentialism: what it is and why it might be true.