Synopses & Reviews
Out from the Shadows showcases the work of 18 analytical feminists from a variety of traditional areas of philosophy: social and political philosophy, normative ethics, virtue theory, metaethics, philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of science. The collection is unique both in its focus on analytical feminism and in its breadth across the subdisciplines within philosophy. The book highlights successful uses of concepts and approaches from traditional philosophy, and illustrates the contributions that feminist approaches have made and could make to the analysis of issues in key areas of traditional philosophy, while also demonstrating that traditional philosophy ignores feminist insights and feminist critiques of traditional philosophy at its own peril.
About the Author
is Professor of Philosophy at Norco College. Her current interests include feminist standpoint theory and the epistemology of case studies in the social sciences. Her work appears in several book chapters, as well as in Philosophy of Science, Hypatia, Science and Education, and Philosophy of Social Science.
Anita M. Superson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1989. She specializes in ethics and feminism, the latter of which she became interested in while serving as a teaching assistant in a course on the topic. Much of her research in ethics has been informed by feminism. She is the author of The Moral Skeptic (OUP 2009).
Table of Contents
1. Resistance Is (Not) Futile: Analytical Feminism's Relation to Political Philosophy, Ann E. Cudd
2. A Feminist, Kantian Conception of the Right to Bodily Integrity: The Cases of Abortion and Homosexuality, Helga Varden
3. Autonomy in Relation, Andrea Westlund
4. Critical Character Theory: Toward a Feminist Perspective on 'Vice' (and 'Virtue'), Robin S. Dillon
5. Modesty as a Feminist Sexual Virtue, Anne Barnhill
6. Standards of Rationality and the Challenge of the Moral Skeptic, Anita M. Superson
7. Constructivism and Feminism, Julia Driver
8. Politically Significant Terms and the Philosophy of