As the initial book in the Feminist Constructions series, Feminists Doing Ethics broaches the ideas of critiquing social practice and developing an ethics of universal justness. The essays collected within explore the intricacies and impact of reasoned moral action, the virtues of character, and the empowering responsibility that comes with morality. These and other essays were taken from Feminist Ethics Revisited: An International Conference on Feminist Ethics held in October of 1999. Waugh and DesAutels bring to light in these pages work discussed at this conference that extends our understanding of morality and ourselves.
Peggy DesAutels is the coauthor of Praying for a Cure. She is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Dayton. Joanne Waugh is the author of numerous articles and chapters including "Socrates, and the Character of the Platonic Dialogue" featured in Who Speaks for Plato. She is associate professor of philosophy at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Part 1 Theory Matters Chapter 2 Seeing Power in Morality: A Proposal for Feminist Naturalism in Ethics Chapter 3 The Scope of Our Concerns: Reflections on 'Woman' as the Subject of Feminist Politics Part 4 Forming Selves, Being Agents Chapter 5 Social Groups and Individuals - Individuality, Agency, & Theory Chapter 6 Identity and Free Agency Chapter 7 Violent Bodies Part 8 Character and Its Virtues Chapter 9 Critical Virtue Ethics: Understanding Oppression as Morally Damaging Chapter 10 Feminist Ethics: Care as a Virtue Chapter 11 Angels, Rubbish Collectors, and Pursuers of Erotic Joy: The Image of the Ethical Woman Chapter 12 Is Refusing to Forgive a Vice? Part 13 Thinking Right, Feeling Good Chapter 14 Gender and Moral Reasoning Revisited: Re-Engaging Feminist Psychology Chapter 15 Constructing Feelings: Jane Austen and Naomi Scheman on the Moral Role of Emotions Part 16 Taking Responsibility Chapter 17 Does Managing Professionals Affect Professional Ethics Chapter 18 Political Care and Humanitarian Response Chapter 19 Taking Responsibility for Community Violence