eBook Feminist Metaphysics: Explorations in the Ontology of Sex, Gender and the Self, 1st Edition

  • Charlotte Witt
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  • ISBN-10: 9048137837
  • ISBN-13: 9789048137831
  • DDC: 110
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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The present volume is an exciting new collection of original essays by outstanding feminist theorists including Sally Haslanger, Marilyn Frye and Linda Alcoff. Feminist Metaphysics is the first collection of articles addressing metaphysical issues from a feminist perspective. The essays cover central feminist topics including: the ontology of sex and gender, persons, identity and subjectivity, and the relations among experience, ideology and reality. Many of the papers combine cutting-edge feminist theory with contemporary metaphysics and the philosophy of language. The volume is also distinctive in including articles representing both analytic and continental perspectives on metaphysics. The essays are philosophically sophisticated and are primarily intended for a professional audience of philosophers and feminist theorists.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: The Ontology of Sex and Gender.
2: What is Gender Essentialism?.
3: Different Women. Gender and the Realism-Nominalism Debate.
4: The Metaphysics of Sex and Gender.
5: Ontological Commitments, Sex and Gender.
6: Metaphors of Being a Φ.
7: Persons and Subjectivity.
8: The Metaphysics of Relational Autonomy.
9: Beauvoir on the Allure of Self-Objectification.
10: A Phenomenology of Sexual Difference: Types, Styles and Persons.
11: Power, Ideology and Reality.
12: The Politics and the Metaphysics of Experience.
13: Ideology, Generics, and Common Ground.
14: Experience and Knowledge: The Case of Sexual Abuse Memories.