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The Equality of Men and Women  

Eileen O'Neill

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article explores the debate on the equality of men and women in early modern Europe. It suggests that both scepticism and Cartesianism provided new arguments to establish the equal ... More

Essences, Intersections, and American Feminism  

Ann Garry

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
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 ... More

Freedom  

Raymond Plant

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May 2011
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Sep 2011
Freedom or liberty—the terms will be used interchangeably in this account—is obviously of fundamental importance to politics. The ideal of a free society is one that animates a range of ... More

Levinas, Feminism, and Temporality  

Cynthia Coe

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Jun 2019
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Jan 2019
This chapter analyzes Levinas’s references to the feminine and the maternal through their connection to his treatment of time. Totality and Infinity provides a progressive narrative in ... 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

Simone de Beauvoir: Philosopher, Author, Feminist  

Debra Bergoffen

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Jun 2018
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Jul 2018
Identifying herself as a philosopher, author, and feminist, Simone de Beauvoir took the phenomenological ideas of the lived body, situated freedom, intentionality, intersubjective ... More

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