The Philosopher Queen is a collection of essays and monologues addressing deep questions about gender, race, science, and global politics, ideal for both students and lay readers. Weaving together philosophical analysis and narrative, Cuomo develops positions that resonate in a world where all truths are partial, yet the search for truth is more important than ever. Scholarly, humorous, and brazenly feminist, these inviting essays encourage us to reinvestigate war, sex, justice, and wholeness. They acknowledge the complexity of reality while holding fast to the promise of common values, and in the face of cynicism and violence they present a conception of ethics that aims toward flourishing.
Chris Cuomo is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Cincinnati. She is the author or editor of numerous articles and two other books, including Whiteness (Rowman & Littlefield, 1999), which she edited with Kim Hall.
Chapter 1 The Philosopher Queen Chapter 2 War as an Opportunity for Learning Chapter 3 Ethics, Earth, and the Secular Sacred Chapter 4 Critical Theory and the Science of Complexity Chapter 5 Justice, Joy, and Feminist Sex Chapter 6 Sisterwomanchainsaw Chapter 7 Codeword: Diversity Chapter 8 The King of Whiteness Chapter 9 Getting Closer: On the Ethics of Knowledge Production Chapter 10 Lesbian and its Synonyms (An Essay For All Feminists) Chapter 11 Reading Simone Weil: It's Better to Fade Away Chapter 12 The Philosopher Queen on War