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    Victoria Barker (1997). Definition and the Question of “Woman”. Hypatia 12 (2):185-215.
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    Victoria Barker (1997). Definition and the Question of "Woman". Hypatia 12 (2):185 - 215.
    Within recent feminist philosophy, controversy has developed over the desirability, and indeed, the possibility of defining the central terms of its analysis-"woman," "femininity," etc. The controversy results largely from the undertheorization of the notion of definition; feminists have uncritically adopted an Aristotelian treatment of definition as entailing metaphysical, rather than merely linguistic, commitments. A "discursive" approach to definition, by contrast, allows us to define our terms, while avoiding the dangers of essentialism and universalism.
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    Victoria Barker (1997). Definition and the Question Of?Woman? Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 12 (2):185-215.
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