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The Vegetative Soul
The Vegetative Soul (August 2002)
From Philosophy of Nature to Subjectivity in the Feminine
Elaine P. Miller - Author

Rethinks the soul in plant-like terms rather than animal, drawing from nineteenth-century philosophy of nature.

The Vegetative Soul demonstrates that one significant resource for the postmodern critique of subjectivity can be found in German Idealism and Romanticism, specifically in the philosophy of nature. Miller demonstrates that the perception of German Idealism and Romanticism as the culmination of the philos...(Read More)
 
 
Engendering Rationalities
Engendering Rationalities (October 2001)
Nancy Tuana - Editor
Sandra Morgen - Editor

Cutting edge feminist investigations of rationality.

Engendering Rationalities
brings together theorists whose work has been foundational to the development of feminist investigations of reason, objectivity, and knowledge with the work of scholars who build up and extend their insights. Contributors not only question standard conceptions of truth, objectivity, and our realist conceptions of the relationships between ...(Read More)
 
 
Animal, Vegetable, or Woman?
Animal, Vegetable, or Woman? (October 2000)
A Feminist Critique of Ethical Vegetarianism
Kathryn Paxton George - Author

Challenges current claims that humans ought to be vegetarians because animals have moral standing.

Kathryn Paxton George challenges the view held by noted philosophers Tom Regan and Peter Singer and ecofeminists Carol Adams and Deane Curtin who assume the Principle of Equality to argue that no one should eat meat or animal products. She shows how these renowned individuals also violate the Principle of Equality, because they pla...(Read More)
 
 
Language and Liberation
Language and Liberation (April 1999)
Feminism, Philosophy, and Language
Christina Hendricks - Editor
Kelly Oliver - Editor

Gathers authors with different backgrounds and methods to advance feminist discussions of the relation between language and women's oppression, suggesting promising new directions for further research.

Presenting new and important scholarship in feminist language theory, this book addresses issues within diverse traditions, bringing together feminist positions, strategies, and styles in an original way. Gathering toget...(Read More)
 
 
The Gift of Touch
The Gift of Touch (September 1998)
Embodying the Good
Stephen David Ross - Author

Traces Western ideas of corporeal bodies from Plato to contemporary feminist and postructuralist writings, with the purpose of reexamining the good, identified in Plato as that which gives authority to knowledge and truth.

The Gift of Touch is the third volume in Ross's ongoing examinination of the Western philosophical tradition in ethical terms, from the standpoint of the good, giving rise to endless responsibil...(Read More)
 
 
Ecstatic Subjects, Utopia, and Recognition
Ecstatic Subjects, Utopia, and Recognition (July 1998)
Kristeva, Heidegger, Irigaray
Patricia J. Huntington - Author

Interweaves elements of Kristevan and Heideggerian thought in order to reconstruct a linguistically embedded, existentially and affectively rich, dialectical model of willed self-regulation.

“Huntington’s book is, in part, an effort to offer a philosophy that can make way for social change … Huntington’s book provides a compelling argument that feminists would do well to ally with certain aspec...(Read More)

 
 
Without a Woman to Read
Without a Woman to Read (August 1997)
Toward the Daughter in Postmodernism
Daniel Price - Author

A philosophical questioning of reading and writing that focuses on metaphors of women and women's roles in our cultural and intellectual heritage.

"Written in the interrogative mode, this work is a questioning of reading and writing that goes far beyond the usual postmodern revisioning of these themes. Instead it attempts to adumbrate these problems by an analysis of the she who speaks the plight of postmodernity. Using ...(Read More)
 
 
Impartiality in Context
Impartiality in Context (July 1997)
Grounding Justice in a Pluralist World
Shane O'Neill - Author

Assesses critically the work of Rawls, Walzer, and Habermas and presents a theory of justice that responds to two senses of pluralism.

"Shane O'Neill's book is an interesting analysis of Rawls's and Walzer's theories of justice and Habermas's discourse ethics. Its major contribution is to defend the superiority of Habermas's approach against those of Rawls and Walzer and to bring the feminist literature into the discussi...(Read More)
 
 
Sisters in Solitude
Sisters in Solitude (November 1996)
Two Traditions of Buddhist Monastic Ethics for Women. A Comparative Analysis of the Chinese Dharmagupta and the Tibetan Mulasarvastivada Bhiksuni Pratimoksa Sutras
Karma Lekshe Tsomo - Author

Provides the first English translation of the Tibetan and Chinese texts on monastic discipline for Buddhist nuns and presents a comparative study of the two texts. An important contribution for studies of women’s history, feminist philosophy, women’s studies, women in religion, and feminist ethics.

“A study of nuns’ ethics is important in itself and is important to Buddhist studies, Asian ...(Read More)
 
 
Exploring/Teaching the Psychology of Women
Exploring/Teaching the Psychology of Women (January 1996)
A Manual of Resources, Second Edition
Michele A. Paludi - Author

Focuses on how to teach the psychology of women course with emphasis on three main themes: critical thinking skills, integration of knowledge, and multiculturalism.

"A book such as Paludi's provides a ready-made compilation of resources, including selected references, films, organizations, course outlines, and class exercises," noted Contemporary Psychology in their review of the book's first edition. Building o...(Read More)
 
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