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British Feminist Thought  

Barbara Caine

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Feb 2014
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Apr 2014
The fact that the term ‘feminism’ was only coined at the end of the 19th century and that there was no generally recognized founding figure in the battle for women’s rights makes it hard ... More

Feminism in Philosophy  

Rae Langton

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Nov 2007
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Sep 2009
This article explores how feminism might illuminate philosophy, and indeed vice versa. The aim is not so much to survey the immense continent of feminist philosophical research, as to ... More

Feminist Philosophy and Education  

Nel Noddings

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Oct 2009
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Jan 2010
This article examines feminist approaches to the philosophy of education. It suggests that the philosophy of education should be an ideal domain for the analysis and application of ... More

Global Feminism  

Christine M. Koggel

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May 2011
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Sep 2011
The concept “global feminism” is less about describing a common set of commitments or beliefs shared by “global” feminists than it is about providing a critical perspective on Western ... More

Nietzsche and Women  

Julian Young

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article focuses on Nietzsche’s views about women. It describes the emergence of Nietzsche’s antifeminism and misogyny in 1883 with Thus Spoke Zarathustra; before this Nietzsche was a ... More

Philosophy of Cosmology  

Chris Smeenk

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
This chapter addresses philosophical questions raised in contemporary work on cosmology. It provides an overview of the Standard Model for cosmology and argues that its deficiency in ... More

Philosophy of Linguistics  

Robert J. Stainton

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Jul 2014
Rather than attempting to survey the rich array of topics within the philosophy of linguistics, this article focuses on two questions: “What kind of thing is linguistics about?” and “What ... More

Raichō: Zen and the Female Body in the Development of Japanese Feminist Philosophy  

Michiko Yusa and Leah Kalmanson

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Nov 2014
Hiratsuka Raichō (1886–1971) was a pioneer feminist philosopher and activist. This chapter discusses the development of Raichō’a thinking on questions of gender, embodiment, and women’s ... More

Time Travel and Time Machines  

Chris Smeenk and Christian Wüthrich

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2011
This chapter examines the logical, metaphysical, and physical possibility of time travel understood in the sense of the existence of closed worldlines that can be traced out by physical ... More

Why Be Emotional?  

Sabine A. Döring

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Dec 2009
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Jan 2010
What would it mean for agency if we could fully control our emotions, or even had no emotions at all? This article defends the thesis that this would not be a gain but a loss. As is shown ... More

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