Feminism and Philosophy : Perspectives on Difference and Equality
This textbook provides an analysis of the relations between philosophy and feminist thought. Examining not only feminist critiques of philosophical ideas, Gatens also looks at ways in which feminist theory can be informed by philosophical analysis and debates. Gatens adopts an historical approach, beginning with an analysis of Mary Wollstonecraft's critique of Rousseau. She then examines attempts by Harriet Taylor and J.S.Mill to extend liberal principles to women's situation. Other chapters discuss the work of more recent philosophers, including Simone de Beauvoir, Luce Irigaray, Mary Daly and Dale Spender. Gatens concludes with a discussion of current debates in the politics of sexual difference.
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- Hardback | 168 pages
- 152 x 229mm | 376g
- 08 Aug 1991
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
Table of contents
But for her sex, a woman is a man; what the human species may be made; woman as the Other; language, facts and values; the feminist critique of philosophy; psychoanalysis and French feminism; sexual difference or sexual equality?