David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Hypatia 6 (2):77 - 103 (1991)
Reason has regularly been portrayed and understood in terms of images and metaphors that involve the exclusion or denigration of some element-body, passion, nature, instinct-that is cast as "feminine." Drawing upon philosophical insight into metaphor, I examine the impact of this gendering of reason. I argue that our conceptions of mind, reason, unreason, female, and male have been distorted. The politics of "rational" discourse has been set up in ways that still subtly but powerfully inhibit the voice and agency of women.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|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
Gilbert Ryle (1949/2002). The Concept of Mind. Hutchinson and Co.
John Locke (2008/1995). An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Oxford University Press.
George Lakoff (1980/2003). Metaphors We Live By. University of Chicago Press.
Helen E. Longino (1990). Science as Social Knowledge: Values and Objectivity in Scientific Inquiry. Princeton University Press.
Evelyn Fox Keller (1996). Reflections on Gender and Science. Yale University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
Ann Garry (1995). A Minimally Decent Philosophical Method? Analytic Philosophy and Feminism. Hypatia 10 (3):7-30.
Elizabeth Anderson (1995). Feminist Epistemology: An Interpretation and a Defense. Hypatia 10 (3):50 - 84.
Helen Longino (2010). Feminist Epistemology at Hypatia's 25th Anniversary. Hypatia 25 (4):733-741.
Herta Nagl-Docekal (1999). The Feminist Critique of Reason Revisited. Hypatia 14 (1):49-76.
Phyllis Rooney (1993). Feminist-Pragmatist Revisionings of Reason, Knowledge, and Philosophy. Hypatia 8 (2):15 - 37.
Similar books and articles
Kurt Mosser (1999). The Limits o F Gendered Reason. Grazer Philosophische Studien 57:237-273.
George Santayana (1905/1998). The Life of Reason. Prometheus Books.
Genevieve Lloyd (1993). The Man of Reason: "Male" and "Female" in Western Philosophy. University of Minnesota Press.
Susan Neiman (1994). The Unity of Reason: Rereading Kant. Oxford University Press.
R. Westmoreland (1999). The Truth About Public Reason. Law and Philosophy 18 (3):271-296.
Alison Hills (2007). Practical Reason, Value and Action. Journal of Moral Philosophy 4 (3):375-392.
Ralph M. McInerny (1981). Rhyme and Reason: St. Thomas and Modes of Discourse. Marquette University Press.
Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze (2008). On Reason: Rationality in a World of Cultural Conflict and Racism. Duke University Press.
Evan Simpson (1979). Reason Over Passion: The Social Basis of Evaluation and Appraisal. Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Motohide Saji (2009). On the Division Between Reason and Unreason in Kant. Human Studies 32 (2):201 - 223.
Marcy P. Lascano (2011). Damaris Masham and “The Law of Reason or Nature”. Modern Schoolman 88 (3):245-265.
Matthew Briel (2009). John Henry Newman and Luigi Giussani. Newman Studies Journal 6 (1):57-67.
Mark L. Johnson (1987). The Body in the Mind: The Bodily Basis of Meaning, Imagination, and Reason. University of Chicago Press.
David Grumett (2005). The Enlightenment of the Magi: Faith and Reason in Matthew 2:1–12. Philosophy and Theology 17 (1/2):3-16.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads22 ( #132,874 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #289,836 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?