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Women, Knowledge, and Reality

Explorations in Feminist Philosophy, 2nd Edition

Edited by Ann Garry, Marilyn Pearsall


448 pages

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This second edition of Women, Knowledge, and Reality continues to exhibit the ways in which feminist philosophers enrich and challenge philosophy. Essays by twenty-five feminist philosophers, seventeen of them new to the second edition, address fundamental issues in philosophical and feminist methods, metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophies of science, language, religion and mind/body. This second edition expands the perspectives of women of color, of postmodernism and French feminism, and focuses on the most recent controversies in feminist theory and philosophy.

The chapters are organized by traditional fields of philosophy, and include introductions which contrast the ideas of feminist thinkers with traditional philosophers. The collected essays illustrate both the depth and breadth of feminist critiques and the range of contemporary feminist theoretical perspectives.


"With a new introduction and important new contributions, this new edition of Women, Knowledge and Reality synthesizes a better representation of work from continental philosophy and newer work from analytic philosophy for a comprehensive overview of contemporary feminist philosophy." -- Linda Alcoff, Syracuse University

About the Editors

Ann Garry is Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair at California State University, Los Angeles. She is an associate editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. Marilyn Pearsall has taught at universities throughout the U.S., most recently at the University of Puget Sound. She is the editor of Women and Values 2E and the forthcoming Feminist Interpretations of Nietzsche.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies