David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Applied Philosophy 22 (1):45–54 (2005)
Jean Hampton argues that we can detect exploitation in personal relationships by thinking about what we would agree to were we to set aside the emotional benefits we receive from those relationships. Hampton calls her account "feminist contractarianism," but it has recently been critiqued as decidedly unfeminist, on the grounds that it is hostile to women's interests and women's values. Furthermore, Hampton's requirement that we imaginatively distance ourselves from our emotional connections to our loved ones--the key element in her contractarian test--is simply ad hoc. In this essay, I will evaluate these objections and offer a new justification for Hampton's test. I conclude that feminist contractarianism is not only a useful tool for detecting exploitation in the family, it is also deserving of its feminist label.
|Keywords||contractarianism feminism Hampton justice family|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Amy R. Baehr (1996). Toward a New Feminist Liberalism: Okin, Rawls, and Habermas. Hypatia 11 (1):49 - 66.
Valerie Bryson (2003). Feminist Political Theory: An Introduction. Palgrave Macmillan.
Veronique Munoz-Darde (1999). Is the Family to Be Abolished Then? Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 99 (1):37-56.
Stephen De Wijze (2000). The Family and Political Justice: The Case for Political Liberalisms. Journal of Ethics 4 (3):257 - 281.
Matt Matravers (2008). Review of Jean Hampton, The Intrinsic Worth of Persons: Contractarianism in Moral and Political Philosophy. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (9).
Brian Penrose (2000). Must the Family Be Just? Philosophical Papers 29 (3):189-221.
Jody S. Kraus (1993). The Limits of Hobbesian Contractarianism. Cambridge University Press.
Jean Hampton (1996). The Limits of Hobbesian Contractarianism, Jody Krauss, Cambridge University Press, 1993, 334 + Ix Pages. Economics and Philosophy 12 (01):125-.
F. M. Kamm (1998). The Noble Warrior: Feminism, Contractarianism, and Self in the Light of Hampton. Philosophical Studies 89 (2-3):237-258.
Jean Hampton (2007). The Intrinsic Worth of Persons: Contractarianism in Moral and Political Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads35 ( #52,484 of 1,100,084 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #90,379 of 1,100,084 )
How can I increase my downloads?