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date: 15 November 2018

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In order to capture some of what is interesting and influential in contemporary North American feminist philosophy, this article pursues two strategies. The first half of the article offers a very brief historical sketch and characterization of a few fields of feminist philosophy. The second half focuses in more detail on a cluster of feminist issues in metaphysics concerning ‘essentialism’ and ‘intersectionality’.

Keywords: essentialism, intersections, American feminism, North American feminist philosophy, metaphysics, intersectionality

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