A Mind of One's Own: Feminist Essays on Reason and Objectivity (Paperback)
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Short Description for A Mind of One's Own With philosophy so steeped in patriarchal tradition how is it possible for feminists to work within it? In this volume, 13 feminist theorists discuss whether traditional ideals of objectivity and rationality should be given a place within the committed feminist view of philosophy and the world.
- Published: 01 January 2002
- Format: Paperback 464 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780813366074 ISBN 10: 0813366070
- Sales rank: 1,356,653
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Feminist philosophers have long worked within an intellectual tradition dominated by privileged white men. Eighteen theorists of varied philosophical persuasions investigate the implications of this fact by looking anew at the foundational concepts of reason and objectivity. The resulting essays display a fertile intermingling of traditional and feminist perspectives in the history of philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics and political philosophy. . A book of tremendous influence when it first appeared, A Mind of One's Own reminded readers that the tradition of Western philosophy-- in particular, the ideals of reason and objectivity-- has come down to us from white males, nearly all of whom are demonstrably sexist, even misogynist. In this second edition, the original authors continue to ask, What are the implications of this fact for contemporary feminists working within this tradition? The second edition pursues this question about the value of reason and objectivity in new directions using the fresh perspectives and diverse viewpoints of the new generation of feminist philosophers. A Mind of One's Own is essential reading and an essential reference for philosophers and for all scholars and students concerned about the nature of knowledge and our pursuit of it.