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The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy

Edited by Ann Garry, Serene J. Khader, Alison Stone

© 2017 – Routledge

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The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy is an outstanding guide and reference source to the key topics, subjects, thinkers, and debates in feminist philosophy. Fifty-six chapters, written by an international team of contributors specifically for the Companion, are organized into five sections: (1) Engaging the Past; (2) Mind, Body, and World; (3) Knowledge, Language, and Science; (4) Intersections; (5) Ethics, Politics, and Aesthetics. The volume provides a mutually enriching representation of the several philosophical traditions that contribute to feminist philosophy. It also foregrounds issues of global concern and scope; shows how feminist theory meshes with rich theoretical approaches that start from transgender identities, race and ethnicity, sexuality, disabilities, and other axes of identity and oppression; and highlights the interdisciplinarity of feminist philosophy and the ways that it both critiques and contributes to the whole range of subfields within philosophy.

Reviews

"This is an amazing volume, representing a staggering range of views, methodologies, and traditions."

--Jennifer Saul, University of Sheffield

"If feminism is to do justice to its claims of inclusiveness regarding the thought and lives of women, then it needs to be mindful of its own exclusionary past, its practices of gatekeeping and romantic claims about sisterhood. The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy, conceived as an interdisciplinary, historical and conceptual collection of essays written by an array of thinkers versed in both the analytic and continental philosophical traditions, aims for a more critical, more inclusive feminist theory and practice. Let this collection accompany us in this crucial endeavor, learning from it and enhancing it as we work towards this richer feminist vision."

--Mariana Ortega, John Carroll University

"The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy presents an exciting, comprehensive, and original pluralist presentation of feminist philosophy that is a much-needed update to existing feminist philosophy companions. Students, scholars, independent researchers, and departments interested in feminism and philosophy would do well to make sure they have access to this volume, and it should be a relevant resource for years to come. Reviewing such an expansive presentation of feminist philosophy across differences also raises considerations about the meanings and limits of pluralism and inclusion in feminist philosophy as an ongoing collective project."

--Amy Marvin, Hypatia Reviews Online

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Notes on contributors

Introduction

ANN GARRY, SERENE J. KHADER AND ALISON STONE

PART 1: Engaging the Past

1 Feminist methods in the history of philosophy, or escape from Coventry

MOIRA GATENS

2 Feminism and ancient Greek philosophy

ADRIANA CAVARERO

3 Dao becomes female: a gendered reality, knowledge, and strategy for living

ROBIN R.WANG

4 Feminism, philosophy, and culture in Africa

TANELLA BONI

5 Feminist engagement with Judeo-Christian religious traditions

BEVERLEY CLACK

6 Early modern feminism and Cartesian philosophy

JACQUELINE BROAD

7 Feminist engagements with social contract theory

JANICE RICHARDSON

8 Feminism and enlightenment

SUSANNE LETTOW

9 Feminist engagements with nineteenth-century German philosophy

ELAINE MILLER

10 Introducing Black feminist philosophy

KRISTIE DOTSON

11 Feminist pragmatism

V. DENISE JAMES

12 Feminist phenomenology

ALIA AL-SAJI

PART II: Body, Mind, and World

13 The sex/gender distinction and the social construction of reality

SALLY HASLANGER

14 Gender essentialism and anti-essentialism

MARI MIKKOLA

15 Embodiment and feminist philosophy

SARA HEINÄMAA

16 Materiality: sex, gender, and what lies beneath

CLAIRE COLEBROOK

17 Feminism and borderlands identities

EDWINA BARVOSA

18 Personal identity and relational selves

SUSAN J. BRISON

19 Psychoanalysis, subjectivity, and feminism

KELLY OLIVER

PART III: Knowledge, Language, and Science

20 Rationality and objectivity in feminist philosophy

PHYLLIS ROONEY

21 Testimony, trust, and trustworthiness

HEIDI GRASSWICK

22 Epistemic injustice, ignorance, and trans experience

MIRANDA FRICKER AND KATHARINE JENKINS

23 Speech and silencing

ISHANI MAITRA

24 Language, writing, and gender differences

GERTRUDE POSTL

25 Philosophy of science and the feminist legacy

JANET A. KOURANY

26 Values, practices, and metaphysical assumptions in the biological sciences

SARA WEAVER AND CARLA FEHR

27 Feminist philosophy of social science

ALISON WYLIE

PART IV: Intersections

28 The concept of intersectionality: genealogy, controversy, and viability

TINA FERNANDES BOTTS

29 Critical race theory, intersectionality, and feminist philosophy

FALGUNI A. SHETH

30 Native American chaos theory and the politics of difference

SHAY WELCH

31 Feminist theory, lesbian theory, and queer theory

MIMI MARINUCCI

32 Through the looking glass: trans theory meets feminist philosophy

TALIA MAE BETTCHER

33 Feminist and queer intersections with disability studies

KIM Q. HALL

34 Women, gender, and philosophies of global development

SANDRA HARDING AND ANNA MALAVISI

35 Feminist intersections with environmentalism and ecological thought

TRISH GLAZEBROOK

36 Encountering religious diversity: perspectives from feminist philosophy of religion

PATRICE HAYNES

PART V: Ethics, Politics, and Aesthetics

Aesthetics

37 Historicizing feminist aesthetics

TINA CHANTER

38 Aesthetics and the politics of gender: On Arendt’s theory of narrative and action

EWA PLONOWSKA ZIAREK

39 Feminist aesthetics and the categories of the beautiful and the sublime

CHRISTINE BATTERSBY

Ethics

40 Moral justification in an unjust world

ALISON M. JAGGAR AND THERESA W. TOBIN

41 Feminist conceptions of autonomy

CATRIONA MACKENZIE

42 Feminist metaethics

ANITA SUPERSON

43 Feminist ethics of care

JEAN KELLER AND EVA FEDER KITTAY

44 Confucianism and care ethics

SIN YEE CHAN

45 Feminist virtue ethics

ROBIN DILLON

46 Feminist bioethics

WENDY ROGERS

Social and Political Philosophy

47 Multicultural and postcolonial feminisms

MONICA MOOKHERJEE

48 Neoliberalism, global justice, and transnational feminisms

SERENE J. KHADER

49 Feminism, structural injustice, and responsibility

SERENA PAREKH

50 Latin American feminist ethics and politics

AMY A. OLIVER

51 Feminist engagements with democratic theory

NOELLE MCAFEE

52 Feminism and liberalism

CLARE CHAMBERS

53 Feminism and freedom

ALLISON WEIR

54 Feminism and power

JOHANNA OKSALA

55 Feminist approaches to violence and vulnerability

KIMBERLEY HUTCHINGS AND ELIZABETH FRAZER

56 Feminist philosophy of law, legal positivism, and non-ideal theory

LESLIE P. FRANCIS

Index

About the Editors

Ann Garry is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at California State University, Los Angeles. Her work in feminist philosophy ranges from applied ethics to intersectionality and feminist philosophical methods.

Serene J. Khader is Jay Newman Chair in Philosophy of Culture at Brooklyn College and Associate Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research in feminist philosophy focuses on global gender justice.

Alison Stone is Professor of European Philosophy at Lancaster University, UK. She specializes in feminist philosophy and post-Kantian European philosophy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General