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How is feminism changing the way women and men think, feel, and act? Virginia Held explores how feminist theory is changing contemporary views of moral choice. She proposes a comprehensive philosophy of feminist ethics, arguing persuasively for reconceptualizations of the self; of relations between the self and others; and of images of birth and death, nurturing and violence. Held shows how social, political, and cultural institutions have traditionally been founded upon masculine ideals of morality. She then identifies a distinct feminist morality that moves beyond culturally embedded notions about motherhood and female emotionality. Examining the effects of this alternative moral and ethical system on changing social values, Held discusses its far-reaching implications for altering standards of freedom, democracy, equality, and personal development. Ultimately, she concludes, the culture of feminism could provide a fresh perspective on—even solutions to—contemporary social problems.

Feminist Morality makes a vital contribution to the ongoing debate in feminist theory on the importance of motherhood. For philosophers and other readers outside feminist theory, it offers a feminist moral and social critique in clear and accessible terms.

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How does feminism change how we think, feel, and act? In this book, Virginia Held explores the implications of feminist theory for contemporary views of moral choice, and related changes in our ethical and social ideals. She proposes a comprehensive feminist ethics, arguing persuasively for reconceptualizations of the self; of relations between the self and others; and of birth and death, nurturing and violence.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-271) and index.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword

Acknowledgments

1. The Feminist Transformation of Consciousness and Culture

2. Feminist Moral Inquiry: Method and Prospects

3. Transformations of Moral Concepts

4. Moral Theory from a Feminist Perspective

5. Shaping Feminist Culture

6. Preconceptions of Birth and Death

7. Gender and Violence

8. Feminist Interpretations of Liberty and Equality

9. Democracy and the Critique of Individualism

10. Noncontractual Society: The Postpatriarchal Family as Model

Epilogue: The Feminist Future

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226325934
Foreword:
Stimpson, Catharine R.
Author:
Stimpson, Catharine R.
Foreword by:
Stimpson, Catharine R.
Foreword:
Stimpson, Catharine R.
Author:
Held, Virginia
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Feminist theory
Subject:
Feminism -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Subject:
Feminist theory -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Women in Culture and Society Series
Publication Date:
19931131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
293
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , How does feminism change how we think, feel, and act? In this book, Virginia Held explores the implications of feminist theory for contemporary views of moral choice, and related changes in our ethical and social ideals. She proposes a comprehensive feminist ethics, arguing persuasively for reconceptualizations of the self; of relations between the self and others; and of birth and death, nurturing and violence.
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