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Feminist Philosophy

Edited by Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir (San Francisco State University)
Assistant editor: Rachel Katherine Cooper (San Francisco State University)
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Summary

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. R. Abbey (2007). Back Toward a Comprehensive Liberalism?: Justice as Fairness, Gender, and Families. Political Theory 35 (1):5-28.
  3. Virginia Abernethy (1981). Dominance, Feminist Hierarchies, and Heterosexual Dyads. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (3):429-430.
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  4. Carol J. Adams (2011). Sister Species: Women, Animals and Social Justice. University of Illinois Press.
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  5. Ben Agger (1991). A Critical Theory of Public Life Knowledge, Discourse, and Politics in an Age of Decline.
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  6. María Isabel Peña Aguado (2002). Einleitung. Die Philosophin 13 (26):7-10.
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  7. Leila Ahmed (1982). Western Ethnocentrism and Perceptions of the Harem. Feminist Studies 8 (3):521.
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  8. Cara Aitchison (2003). Gender and Leisure Social and Cultural Perspectives.
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  9. Liane Aiwanger (2002). Feministische Philosophie in Spanien. Die Philosophin 13 (26):116-121.
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  10. Liane Aiwanger & Susanna Jäger (2009). Rethinking University-Ergebnisse der Internationalen Frauenuniversität. Die Philosophin 13 (26):116 - 121.
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  11. Natalie Alexander (1992). Piecings From a Second Reader. Hypatia 7 (2):177-187.
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  12. Tangren Alexander (1992). Lesbian Slip; 2:00 AM, Valentine's Morning; Est & Non: The Dream Body; For Sandra; The Answers in the Back: A Song; The Feminist Existentialist State Song. [REVIEW] Hypatia 7 (4):14 - 30.
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  13. Anita L. Allen (2003). Why Privacy Isn't Everything: Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Accountability protects public health and safety, facilitates law enforcement, and enhances national security, but it is much more than a bureaucratic concern for corporations, public administrators, and the criminal justice system. In Why Privacy Isn't Everything, Anita L. Allen provides a highly original treatment of neglected issues affecting the intimacies of everyday life, and freshly examines how a preeminent liberal society accommodates the competing demands of vital privacy and vital accountability for personal matters. Thus, "None of your business!" is at (...)
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  14. Prudence Allen (1997). The Concept of Woman. W.B. Eerdmans Pub..
    v. 1. The Aristotelian revolution, 750 BC-AD 1250 -- v. 2. The early humanist Reformation, 1250-1500.
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  15. Prudence Allen (1984). Public Man, Private Woman. Review of Metaphysics 38 (1):118-120.
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  16. Sister Prudence Allen (1998). Edith Stein. Review of Metaphysics 52 (1):180-181.
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  17. 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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  18. I. Ang (1987). Popular Fiction and Feminist Cultural Politics. Theory, Culture and Society 4 (3):651-658.
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  19. Ann L. Ardis (1990). New Women, New Novels Feminism and Early Modernism.
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  20. 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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  21. Ulrike Auga (2004). Hommage an Christina von Braun. Die Philosophin 15 (30):55-70.
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  22. Maryann Ayim (1991). In Praise of Clutter as a Necessary Part of The Feminist Perspective. Hypatia 6 (2):211-215.
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  23. H. E. Baber (1987). What Women Want. Journal of Applied Philosophy 4 (1):57-64.
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  24. Susanne Baer (2004). Hommage an Christina von Braun. Die Philosophin 15 (30):122-128.
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  25. Susanne Baer (1997). Ausschließungen. Die Philosophin 8 (15):75-85.
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  26. David T. Baird (1979). Female and Male Climacteric. Journal of Biosocial Science 11 (4):488.
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  27. Michelle Ballif (2001). Seduction, Sophistry, and the Woman with the Rhetorical Figure.
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  28. Bat-Ami Bar On (2004). Politics and Prioritization of Evil. Hypatia 19 (4):192-196.
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  29. Kerstin Barndt (1991). Subjekt. Die Philosophin 2 (4):102-104.
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  30. Kerstin Barndt (1990). Feministische Theorie - Philosophie - Universität. Die Philosophin 1 (1):118-121.
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  31. Angelica Baum (1992). Weibliches Begehren. Die Philosophin 3 (6):91-95.
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  32. Ulrike Baureithel (1993). Paradigmen des Männlichen. Die Philosophin 4 (8):24-35.
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  33. Ulrike Baureithel (1991). Subjekt. Die Philosophin 2 (4):68-72.
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  34. Gisela Bechen (2000). Männerforschung / Männlichkeitsforschung. Die Philosophin 11 (22):127-131.
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  35. Johanna Gisela Bechen (2003). Intersex und Geschlechterstudien. Die Philosophin 14 (28):102-104.
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  36. Johanna Gisela Bechen (1998). Gesetz macht handeln. Die Philosophin 9 (18):118-121.
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  37. Johanna Gisela Bechen (1998). Haß Spricht (Rezension). Die Philosophin 9:84-94.
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  38. Johanna Gisela Bechen (1998). Phantasie. Die Philosophin 9 (17):91-94.
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  39. Johanna Gisela Bechen (1997). Ausschließungen. Die Philosophin 8 (15):117-119.
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  40. Johanna Gisela Bechen (1992). Feministische Ästhetik. Die Philosophin 3 (5):84-85.
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  41. Johanna Gisela Bechen (1991). Weimarer Republik und Faschismus. Die Philosophin 2 (3):131-135.
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  42. Johanna Gisela Bechen (1990). Feministische Theorie - Philosophie - Universität. Die Philosophin 1 (1):41-56.
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  43. Britta L. Behm (1993). Geschichte. Die Philosophin 4 (7):76-79.
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  44. Ursula Beitz (1991). Subjekt. Die Philosophin 2 (4):105-107.
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  45. Ursula Beitz (1990). Feministische Theorie - Philosophie - Universität. Die Philosophin 1 (1):99-101.
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  46. Linda A. Bell (2009). Challenging the Genteel Supports of Atrocities: A Response to The Atrocity Paradigm. Hypatia 24 (1):123-140.
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  47. Nora K. Bell (1989). What Setting Limits May Mean A Feminist Critique of Daniel Callahan's Setting Limits. Hypatia 4 (2):169-178.
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  48. Sigal Ben-Porath (2008). Care Ethics and Dependence-Rethinking Jus Post Bellum. Hypatia 23 (2):61-71.
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  49. Seyla Benhabib (1995). Provokation Politik. Die Philosophin 6 (11):12-32.
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  50. Heidemarie Bennent-Vahle (1996). Erfahrung / Realität. Die Philosophin 7 (14):9-31.
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