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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

Feminism and Analytic Philosophy of Religion  

Sarah Coakley

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
The relation between analytic philosophy of religion and feminist thought has to date been a strained one. To the extent that most analytic philosophers of religion have attended to ... 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 Aesthetics  

Mary Devereaux

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Jan 2005
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Sep 2009
This article provides a critical survey of English-language feminist work in aesthetics since the early 1970s. The aim is to focus on those areas of feminist inquiry that have most ... More

A Feminist Empirical and Integrative Approach in Political Science: Breaking Down the Glass Wall?  

Amy G. Mazur

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
This article explores how feminist comparative policy (FCP) takes an empirical and integrative approach to feminist analysis. Gender work in American politics is perhaps the most empirical ... 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

Feminist Philosophy of Biology  

Carla Fehr

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2009
This article deals with certain areas of biological sciences related to social issues. It demonstrates the feminist and non-feminist philosophy of biology to get the science regarding sex, ... 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

Gender and Rationality  

Karen Jones

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Feb 2004
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Sep 2009
This article explores feminist stances toward gender and rationality. These divide into three broad camps: the “classical feminist” stance, according to which what needs to be challenged ... 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

Psychoanalysis in the Twenty-First Century: Does Gender Matter?  

Louise Gyler

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Feb 2019
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Nov 2018
This chapter is concerned with exploring the relevance of gender as a critical category for clinical psychoanalysis. It recognizes two developments in the late twentieth century that may ... More

Self, Subjectivity, and the Instituted Social Imaginary  

Lorraine Code

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Feb 2011
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May 2011
This article presents a feminist analysis of the concept of self. It discusses the issues of the subjectivity of the self and the instituted social imaginary and suggests that the ideas of ... More

Sex, gender, and embodiment  

Sara Heinämaa

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
This chapter develops an alternative to the dominant articulation of human existence on the basis of classical phenomenology, arguing that Edmund Husserl's phenomenological inquiries into ... 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

Simone de Beauvoir on Love  

Skye C. Cleary

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Oct 2017
The best kind of love is authentic love. To love authentically involves respecting one another’s freedom, being tender and caring, and supporting each other’s independent projects. This is ... More

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