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Feminist philosophy both critiques and contributes to all fields of philosophy. It has moved beyond its original insight that gendered power deeply colors the methods and substance of philosophy.  Today feminist philosophers construct work that builds on an understanding of power, privilege and oppression in the complex relationships among gender, race, sexuality, class/caste, ability, nation, age, and coloniality.  Thus, the field is in a good position to assist any philosopher in understanding that power, privilege, and social identities are philosophically important and impact the ways we do ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, politics, or any other field of philosophy.

Key works

Key work in feminist philosophy has been done in virtually all areas of philosophy. Please see individual subcategory entries  under "Feminist Philosophy" for key works by area and topic.

Introductions

The following collections offer concise overviews of different subfields and topics in feminist philosophy: Alcoff & Kittay 2007 (The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy); Fricker & Hornsby 2000 (The Cambridge Companion to Feminism and Philosophy); Jaggar & Young 1998 (A Companion to Feminist Philosophy);  and Stone 2007 (An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy).

Additional anthologies and collections of key readings include: Cudd & Andreasen 2005 (Feminist Theory: A Philosophical Anthology); Hackett & Haslanger 2006 (Theorizing Feminisms); Bailey & Cuomo 2008 (The Feminist Philosophy Reader); and Guy-Sheftal 1995 (Words of Fire: An Anthology of African American Feminist Thought).

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  1. Nermin Abadan-Unat (2010). Hayatıni Seçen Kadın: ". Doğan Kitap.
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  2. Augusto Abade & Jaume Bertranpetit (1995). Birth, Marriage and Death in Illegitimacy: A Study in Northern Portugal. Journal of Biosocial Science 27 (4):443-455.
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  3. Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Peter McDonald & Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi (2008). Modernization or Cultural Maintenance: The Practice of Consanguineous Marriage in Iran. Journal of Biosocial Science 40 (6):911-933.
  4. Brooke A. Ackerly (1997). Listening to the Silent Voices: A Feminist Political Philosophy of Social Criticism. Dissertation, Stanford University
    In the real world, many people suffer as a function of their subordinate position in social hierarchy. Deliberative, relativist, and essentialist political theorists have sketched philosophies of social criticism that alone are inadequate for criticizing some harmful social values, practices, and norms. Certainly, theirs are critical theories in the sense that they are actionable, coherent, and self-reflective. But they are not adequate theories of social criticism. They do not specify satisfactorily the roles, qualifications, and methodology of social critics worried about (...)
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  5. Margarita Gabriela Prieto Acosta (1999). Maria Angeles Barrere Unzueta, Discriminación, Derecho Antidiscriminatorio y Acción Positiva en Favor de las Mujeres. Feminist Legal Studies 7 (1):99-100.
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  6. Walter Adamson (1986). Interview with Gayatri Spivak. Thesis Eleven 15 (1):91-97.
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  7. M. Afzal (1995). Effects of Inbreeding on Marriage Payment in North India. Journal of Biosocial Science 27 (3):333-337.
  8. Liane Aiwanger (2002). Feministische Philosophie in Spanien. Die Philosophin 13 (26):116-121.
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  9. Liane Aiwanger & Susanna Jäger (2009). Rethinking University-Ergebnisse der Internationalen Frauenuniversität. Die Philosophin 13 (26):116 - 121.
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  10. Mihai Isac Albu (2003). Alina (2003),“The Feminine Dimension of the Ecumenism”. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 6:132-148.
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  11. Natalie Alexander (1992). Piecings From a Second Reader. Hypatia 7 (2):177-187.
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  12. Rubin P. Alfred (1998). Međunarodni Kazneni Tribunal Za Bivšu Jugoslaviju? Theoria 41 (1):81-89.
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  13. Prudence Allen (1984). Public Man, Private Woman. Review of Metaphysics 38 (1):118-120.
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  14. Z. Alszeghy & M. Flick (1955). Gloria Dei. Gregorianum 36:361-90.
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  15. Paul Amar (2014). Inverting Agamben: Gendered Popular Sovereignty and the Natasha Wars of Cairo. Contemporary Political Theory 13 (3):263.
    Giorgio Agamben’s concepts of ‘the sovereign’, ‘state of exception’ and ‘bare life’ have been used by political theorists, particularly since the declaration of the Global War on Terror and during the more recent age of wars of humanitarian intervention, to conceptualize the sovereignty exercised by security states. These state processes have been mirrored by absolutization within some branches of political theory, conflating Foucauldian concepts of biopolitical sovereignty and circulatory governmentality with notions of absolutist rule, and narrowing optics for interpreting popular (...)
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  16. Pamela Sue Anderson (2002). 5 Myth and Feminist Philosophy. In Kevin Schilbrack (ed.), Thinking Through Myths: Philosophical Perspectives. Routledge.
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  17. I. Ang (1987). Popular Fiction and Feminist Cultural Politics. Theory, Culture and Society 4 (3):651-658.
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  18. K. Ansell-Pearson (forthcoming). Michael Keith & Steve Pile Eds, Place and the Politics of Identity. Radical Philosophy.
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  19. Keith Ansell-Pearson (1995). Place and the Politics of Identity. [REVIEW] Radical Philosophy 72.
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  20. Lakshmi Arya (2006). The Uniform Civil Code: The Politics of the Universal in Postcolonial India. [REVIEW] Feminist Legal Studies 14 (3):293-328.
    This article speaks of a debate in contemporary India: that surrounding the validity of enacting a civil code that applies uniformly to all communities and religions in the state. In certain feminist arguments, such a code is seen as possibly providing a sphere of rights to Indian women that is alternative to the rights – or wrongs – given to them by the plural religious laws, which form the basis of the civil law in India. India, however, is a heterogeneous (...)
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  21. Ram Hari Aryal (1991). Socioeconomic and Cultural Differentials in Age at Marriage and the Effect on Fertility in Nepal. Journal of Biosocial Science 23 (2):167-178.
    Age at marriage is one of the factors that influence the fertility behaviour of women, particularly in a society like Nepal where contraceptive use is low. Socioeconomic and cultural factors, particularly religion and ethnicity, are important variables in determining age at marriage in Nepal. Fertility was negatively related with age at marriage. Marriage duration had a greater influence on fertility than age at marriage, although these were strongly correlated.
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  22. Kathleen Ashley (1995). Tales of the Marriage Bed From Medieval France. [REVIEW] Speculum 70 (1):138-138.
  23. Aw Ata (1988). Sexual Inequality Amongst Muslim Arabs. Journal of Dharma 13 (1):15-30.
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  24. James M. Ault Jr (1983). Making “Modern” Marriage “Traditional”. Theory and Society 12 (2):181-210.
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  25. H. E. Baber (1987). What Women Want. Journal of Applied Philosophy 4 (1):57-64.
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  26. Lucy E. Bailey (2006). Wright-Ing White: The Construction of Race in Women's 19th Century Didactic Texts. Journal of Thought 41 (4):65.
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  27. Sonia Balaram (2011). Aisha Khan. Callaloo Nation: Metaphors of Race and Religious Identity Among South Asians in Trinidad and Viranjini Munasinghe. Callaloo or Tossed Salad?: East Indians and the Cultural Politics of Identity in Trinidad. Clr James Journal 17 (1):184-191.
  28. Winslow Barbara (1998). [Book Review] Sylvia Pankhurst, Sexual Politics and Political Activism. [REVIEW] Science and Society 62 (2).
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  29. Christine Bard (1998). Felicia GORDON, Maire CROSS, Early French Feminisms, 1830-1940. A Passion for Liberty, Cheltenham, UK, Brookfield, US, Edward Elgar, 1996, 287 p. [REVIEW] Clio 1:22-22.
    Early French Feminisms est un reader, type de publication encore peu développé en France, destiné principalement à un public étudiant. Y figurent des textes (par larges extraits ou dans leur intégralité) de Flora Tristan (1803-1844), Jeanne Deroin (1805-1852), Pauline Roland (1805-1892), Madeleine Pelletier (1874-1939) et Hélène Brion (1882-1962), assortis de longues introductions, de copieuses notes infrapaginales et d'une belle bibliographie. Cette anthologie a été conçue par deux hi..
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  30. Kerstin Barndt (1990). Feministische Theorie - Philosophie - Universität. Die Philosophin 1 (1):118-121.
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  31. Robert Barrett Jr (2007). A Concise Companion To Chaucer. [REVIEW] The Medieval Review 4.
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  32. Sandra Lee Bartky (1998). Skin Deep: Femininity as a Disciplinary Regime. In Bat-Ami Bar On & Ann Ferguson (eds.), Daring to Be Good: Essays in Feminist Ethico-Politics. Routledge.
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  33. Tanya Basok, Suzan Ilcan & Jeffrey Noonan (2007). Dedication: Iris Marion Young, 1949-2006. Studies in Social Justice 1 (1):p 1.
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  34. M. J. Baum (1983). Hormonal Modulation of Sexuality in Female Primates. BioScience 33 (9):578-582.
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  35. De Beauvoir (2006). Michele Le Doeuff. In Margaret A. Simons (ed.), The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir: Critical Essays. Indiana University Press. 11.
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  36. Johanna Gisela Bechen (1998). Haß Spricht (Rezension). Die Philosophin 9:84-94.
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  37. Johanna Gisela Bechen (1991). Weimarer Republik und Faschismus. Die Philosophin 2 (3):131-135.
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  38. Kate Bedford (2010). Markets and Sexualities: Introduction. [REVIEW] Feminist Legal Studies 18 (1):25-28.
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  39. Shannon Bell (1994). Reading, Writing, and Rewriting the Prostitute Body. Indiana University Press.
    "I found this a fascinating book: wide-ranging, readable." —Alison Jaggar Bell shows how the flesh-and-blood female body engaged in sexual interaction for payment has no inherent meaning and is signified differently in different cultures ...
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  40. Seyla Benhabib (1995). Provokation Politik. Die Philosophin 6 (11):12-32.
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  41. Piers Benn (2014). The Gay Marriage Debate – Afterthoughts. Think 13 (36):23-31.
    This article analyses some familiar arguments both for, and against, same-sex civil marriage. I argue that it is not enough to defend gay marriage by a simple appeal to equality, unless one addresses the view that same-sex marriage would be contrary to the objective nature and purpose of marriage. I illustrate the ways in which a stand-off is reached in discussions of this particular matter. I also suggest that there is a mystery about what the from a faithful relationship to (...)
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  42. Heidemarie Bennent-Vahle (1996). Erfahrung / Realität. Die Philosophin 7 (14):9-31.
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  43. Mechthild Bereswill (1997). Ausschließungen. Die Philosophin 8 (15):9-23.
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  44. Danielle Bergeron (2008). Femininity. American Journal of Semiotics 8 (4):5-15.
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  45. Anna Bergmann (2009). An den Grenzen des Lebens: Die anatomische Konzeption vom. Die Philosophin 16 (31):55 - 68.
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  46. Stephanie Rivera Berruz (2014). Musing: Inhabiting Philosophical Space: Reflections From the Reasonably Suspicious. Hypatia 29 (1):182-188.
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  47. Brenna Bhandar (2011). Editorial Introduction. Feminist Legal Studies 19 (1):1-2.
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  48. Hazel Biggs (1997). Madonna Minus Child. Or—Wanted: Dead or Alive! The Right to Have a Dead Partner's Child. Feminist Legal Studies 5 (2):225-234.
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  49. Jon Binnie (2009). Brenda Cossman, Sexual Citizens: The Legal and Cultural Regulation of Sex and Belonging. [REVIEW] Feminist Legal Studies 17 (1):115-119.
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  50. Eva Birkenstock (2000). Zeit / Alter. Die Philosophin 11 (21):43-64.
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