A Mind of One's Own: Feminist Essays on Reason and Objectivity

A Mind of One's Own: Feminist Essays on Reason and Objectivity

By: Louise M. Antony (author), Charlotte Witt (author)Paperback

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A book of tremendous influence when it first appeared, A Mind of One's Own reminded readers that the tradition of Western philosophy-- in particular, the ideals of reason and objectivity-- has come down to us from white males, nearly all of whom are demonstrably sexist, even misogynist. In this second edition, the original authors continue to ask, What are the implications of this fact for contemporary feminists working within this tradition? The second edition pursues this question about the value of reason and objectivity in new directions using the fresh perspectives and diverse viewpoints of the new generation of feminist philosophers. A Mind of One's Own is essential reading and an essential reference for philosophers and for all scholars and students concerned about the nature of knowledge and our pursuit of it.

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About Author

Louise Antony is professor of philosophy at Ohio State University. Her research and teaching interests are in the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, the foundations of cognitive science, and feminist theory. Charlotte Witt is professor and chair of philosophy at the University of New Hampshire. Her teaching and research interests are in ancient philosophy and feminist theory. She is the author of Substance and Essence in Aristotle.

Contents

Feminism and Aristotle's rational ideal, Marcia L. Homiak; cartesian reason and gendered reason, Margaret Atherton; Hume - the reflective women's epistemologist?, Annette C. Baier; could it be worth thinking about Kant on sex and marriage?, Barbara Herman; maleness, metaphor and the "crisis" of reason, Genevieve Lloyd; one being objective and being objectified, Sally Haslanger; reason and essence in the legal thought of Catharine MacKinnon, Elizabeth Rapaport; though this be method, yet there is madness in it - paranoia and liberal epistemology, Naomi Scheman; resurrecting embodiment - toward a feminist materialism, Robin May Schott; Quine as feminist - the radical import of naturalized epistemology, Louise M. Anthony; feminist contractarianism, Jean Hampton; essential tensions, phase two - feminist, philosophical and social studies of science, Helen E. Longino; feminist metaphysics, Charlotte Witt.

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/10/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780813366074
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 464
  • ID: 9780813366074
  • weight: 468
  • ISBN10: 0813366070

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