Synopses & Reviews
Drawing attention to the vexed relationship between feminist theory and philosophy, Is Feminist Philosophy Philosophy?
demonstrates the spectrum of significant work being done at this contested boundary. The volume offers clear statements by seventeen distinguished scholars as well as a full range of philosophical approaches; it also presents feminist philosophers in conversation both as feminists and as philosophers, making the book accessible to a wide audience.
About the Author
Emanuela Bianchi, a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the New School for Social Research, is a visiting scholar in the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Opening Plenary: Is Feminist Philosophy Philosophy?
1. Opening Remarks
2. Opening Remarks
3. Opening Remarks: Timing Is All
Teresa Brennan, Drucilla Cornell, Jacques Derrida, and Emanuela Bianchi (Chair)
Part 2. Essence, Identity, and Feminist Philosophy
5. Women, Identity, and Philosophy
Marjorie C. Miller
6. The Personal Is Philosophical, or Teaching a Life and Living the Truth: Philosophical Pedagogy at the Boundaries of Self
7. Musing as a Feminist and as a Philosopher on a Postfeminist Era
Patricia S. Mann
8. Essence against Identity
Part 3. Engendering the Sociopolitical Body
9. Feminist Interpretations of Social and Political Thought
10. Mothers, Citizenship, and Independence: A Critique of Pure Family Values
Iris Marion Young
11. Domestic Abuse and Locke's Liberal (Mis)Treatment of Family
Matthew R. Silliman
12. Marx, Irigaray, and the Politics of Reproduction
Alys Eve Weinbaum
Part 4. Analytic Approaches and Feminist Theory
13. The Very Idea of Feminist Epistemology
Lynn Hankinson Nelson
14. Can There Be a Feminist Logic
15. Feminism and Mental Representation: Analytic Philosophy, Cultural Studies, and Narrow Content
16. Replies to Hass and Golumbia
Part 5. Feminism beyond Metaphysics?
17. Leaping Ahead: Feminist Theory without Metaphysics
Leslie A. MacAvoy
18. Philosophy Abandons Woman: Gender, Orality, and Some Literature Pre-Socratics
Cornelia A. Tsakiridou
Notes on Contributors