David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Hypatia 5 (3):15 - 46 (1990)
This essay discusses a cluster of problems for feminist theory and practice which concern responsibility and choice under conditions of oppression. I characterize four major perspectives from which situations of oppression or victimization can be seen and questions about choice and responsibility answered: The Perspective of the Oppressor; The Perspective of the Victim; The Perspective of the Responsible Actor; and The Perspective of the Observer/Philosopher. I compare their strengths and weaknesses and discuss their compatibility.
|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
Thomas Nagel (1986). The View From Nowhere. Oxford University Press.
Evelyn Fox Keller (1996). Reflections on Gender and Science. Yale University Press.
William James (1991). The Varieties of Religious Experience. Triumph Books.
Peter F. Strawson (1962). Freedom and Resentment. Proceedings of the British Academy 48:1-25.
Sandra G. Harding (1988). [Book Review] the Science Question in Feminism. [REVIEW] Feminist Studies 14 (1):561-574.
Citations of this work BETA
Sundari Anitha & Aisha Gill (2009). Coercion, Consent and the Forced Marriage Debate in the UK. Feminist Legal Studies 17 (2):165-184.
Carol Hay (2005). Whether to Ignore Them and Spin: Moral Obligations to Resist Sexual Harassment. Hypatia 20 (4):94-108.
Carole Anne Taylor (1993). Positioning Subjects and Objects: Agency, Narration, Relationality. Hypatia 8 (1):55 - 80.
Carol A. Chetkovich (2004). Women's Agency in a Context of Oppression: Assessing Strategies for Personal Action and Public Policy. Hypatia 19 (4):120-141.
Daniel Silvermint (2013). Resistance and Well-Being†. Journal of Political Philosophy 21 (4):405-425.
Similar books and articles
Maryann Ayim (1991). In Praise of Clutter as a Necessary Part of the Feminist Perspective. Hypatia 6 (2):211 - 215.
Mark Navin (2011). Luck and Oppression. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 14 (5):533-547.
Ann E. Cudd (2005). How to Explain Oppression: Criteria of Adequacy for Normative Explanatory Theories. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 35 (1):20-49.
Claudia Card (1998). Radicalesbianfeminist Theory. Hypatia 13 (1):206 - 213.
Patrick Tomlin (2013). Choices Chance and Change: Luck Egalitarianism Over Time. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 16 (2):393-407.
Ann Ferguson (1997). Moral Responsibility and Social Change: A New Theory of Self. Hypatia 12 (3):116-141.
Vivienne Brown (2006). Choice, Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 9 (3):265-288.
Lisa Tessman (2005). Burdened Virtues: Virtue Ethics for Liberatory Struggles. Oxford University Press.
Alison Shaw (2006). An Anthropological Perspective. In John R. Spencer & Antje Du Bois-Pedain (eds.), Freedom and Responsibility in Reproductive Choice. Hart Pub.
László Zsolnai (2008). Responsible Decision Making: Praxiology: The International Annual of Practical Philosophy and Methodology, Vol. 16. Transaction Publishers.
Matt Matravers (2003). Responsibility and Choice. In Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. Frank Cass 77-92.
Peter Vallentyne (2008). Brute Luck and Responsibility. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 7 (1):57-80.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads32 ( #100,267 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #369,877 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?