Edited by Shay Welch (Spelman College)
|Summary||Feminist ethics covers a range of gender-specific social justice and moral questions. This sub-discipline is concerned with the values and virtues of both the individual and the community via feminist and woman-centered approaches and responses to mainstream ethics and moral theory, especially liberalism and communitarianism. More specifically, feminist ethics spans traditional ethics and political philosophy, the public and private domains, and individual vs. community analyses to demonstrate the extent and importance of private values in the public sphere and vice versa. Additionally, this field aims to highlight deficiencies in philosophies (potentially, conceivably, explicitly) connected to matters of justice due to theoretical and practical gender-based exclusion. One core goal of this sub-discipline is to broaden philosophical inclusiveness beyond gender concerns by paying attention to and emphasizing issues related to privilege, power, and intersectionality.|
|Key works||There are a number of anthologies that best represent the contemporary research in Feminist Ethics. See: Calhoun 2004 (Setting the Moral Compass: Essays by Women Philosophers), DesAutels & Waugh 2001 (Feminists Doing Ethics), Meyers 1997 (Feminists Rethink the Self), Calhoun 2006 (Moral Psychology: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory), and Bushnell et al 1995 (Nagging Questions). Divergent canonical texts include Walker 2007, Anderson 1999, Held 2006, Lugones 1987, and Narayan 1995.|
|Introductions||Lindemann 2005 (An Invitation to Feminist Ethics); Card 1999 (Feminist Ethics and Politics); Wisnant et al 2010 (Global Feminist Ethics).|
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