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  1. Plato's Fable: On the Mortal Condition in Shadowy Times.Joshua Mitchell - 2006 - Princeton University Press.
    This book is an exploration of Plato's Republic that bypasses arcane scholarly debates. Plato's Fable provides refreshing insight into what, in Plato's view, is the central problem of life: the mortal propensity to adopt defective ways of answering the question of how to live well. How, in light of these tendencies, can humankind be saved? Joshua Mitchell discusses the question in unprecedented depth by examining one of the great books of Western civilization. He draws us beyond the ancients/moderns (...)
     
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  2. Not by Reason Alone: Religion, History, and Identity in Early Modern Political Thought.Joshua Mitchell - 1996 - University of Chicago Press.
    Masterfully interweaving political, religious, and historical themes, _Not by Reason Alone_ creates a new interpretation of early modern political thought. Where most accounts assume that modern thought followed a decisive break with Christianity, Joshua Mitchell reveals that the line between the age of faith and that of reason is not quite so clear. Instead, he shows that the ideas of Luther, Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau draw on history, rather than reason alone, for a sense of political authority. This (...)
     
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  3. Tocqueville in Arabia: Dilemmas in a Democratic Age.Joshua Mitchell - 2013 - University of Chicago Press.
    The Arab Spring, with its calls for sweeping political change, marked the most profound popular uprising in the Middle East for generations. But if the nascent democracies born of these protests are to succeed in the absence of a strong democratic tradition, their success will depend in part on an understanding of how Middle Easterners view themselves, their allegiances to family and religion, and their relationship with the wider world in which they are increasingly integrated. Many of these same questions (...)
     
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  4. A Modest Modal Ontological Argument.Jason Megill & Joshua M. Mitchell - 2009 - Ratio 22 (3):338-349.
    We formulate a new modal ontological argument; specifically, we show that there is a possible world in which an entity that has at least the property of omnipotence exists. Then we argue that if such an entity is possible, it is necessary as well.
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    Religion and the Fable of Liberalism The Case of Hobbes.Joshua Mitchell - 2008 - Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 55 (115):1-16.
    Because Hobbes is understood to be a proto-liberal thinker, a great deal hinges on how we understand his writings. Does he contribute to the development of a purely secular political self-understanding, as many liberals today claim? And, by extension, does that mean that liberal thought today best stands on a purely secular foundation? What, then, should we make of the extensive theological speculation throughout his Leviathan ? Here, I argue that to reconcile the seemingly purely secular claims in Leviathan with (...)
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    The Fragility of Freedom: Tocqueville on Religion, Democracy, and the American Future.Joshua Mitchell - 1999 - University of Chicago Press.
    "An intelligent and sharply drawn portrait of a conservative Toqueville."—Anne C. Rose, Journal of American History "I recommend this book as one of a very few to approach seriously the sources of Tocqueville's intellectual and moral ...
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    Hobbes and the Equality of All Under the One.Joshua Mitchell - 1993 - Political Theory 21 (1):78-100.
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    Review: The Use of Augustine, After 1989. [REVIEW]Joshua Mitchell - 1999 - Political Theory 27 (5):694 - 705.
  9. Tocqueville on Democratic Religious Experience.Joshua Mitchell - 2006 - In Cheryl B. Welch (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Tocqueville. Cambridge University Press.
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    The Use of Augustine, After 1989.Joshua Mitchell - 1999 - Political Theory 27 (5):694-705.
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    Religion and the Fable of Liberalism The Case of Hobbes.Joshua Mitchell - 2008 - Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 55:1-16.
    Because Hobbes is understood to be a proto-liberal thinker, a great deal hinges on how we understand his writings. Does he contribute to the development of a purely secular political self-understanding, as many liberals today claim? And, by extension, does that mean that liberal thought today best stands on a purely secular foundation? What, then, should we make of the extensive theological speculation throughout his Leviathan? Here, I argue that to reconcile the seemingly purely secular claims in Leviathan with the (...)
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    Religion is Not a Preference.Joshua Mitchell - manuscript
    The resurgence of religion around the globe poses a challenge for both empirical and normative social scientists. For the former, the question is whether the terms at their disposal are adequate to comprehend religious self-understanding and, therefore, human motivation and conduct. For the latter, the question is whether those terms confuse or clarify the way in which religion may be brought into public dialog without violating the tenets of pluralism or toleration. How, then, do social scientists of both persuasions currently (...)
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    Tocqueville for a Terrible Era: Honor, Religion, and the Persistence of Atavisms in the Modern Age.Joshua Mitchell - 2007 - Critical Review 19 (4):543-564.
    Tocqueville’s incomplete, conflicted reflections on whether honor and war have been safely consigned to the past should alert us to the psychological, not merely sociological, difficulty of adjusting to modernity. His thoughts about memory suggest that one form of adjustment is the attempt to re‐enchant the world. Among such attempts are both the European ideologies that have spread to the Middle East—nationalism, communism, and fascism—and religious fundamentalism. The latter, in particular, responds not only to the loss of premodern enchantment, but (...)
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    Not by Reason Alone: Religion, History, and Identity in Early Modern Political Thought.Joshua Mitchell - 1993 - University of Chicago Press.
    Masterfully interweaving political, religious, and historical themes, Not by Reason Alone creates a new interpretation of early modern political thought.
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  15. The Biblical Politics of John Locke, by Kim Ian Parker. [REVIEW]Joshua Mitchell - 2007 - Ars Disputandi 7.
  16. Theology and Public Philosophy: Four Conversations.Charles Taylor, Fred Dallmayr, William Schweiker, Nicholas Wolterstorff, J. Budziszewski, Jeanne Heffernan Schindler, Joshua Mitchell, Robin Lovin, Jonathan Chaplin, Michael L. Budde, Jean Porter, Eloise A. Buker, Christopher Beem, Peter Berkowitz & Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2012 - Lexington Books.
    This volume brings together eminent theologians, philosophers and political theorists to discuss such questions as how religious understandings have shaped the moral landscape of contemporary culture; the possible contributions of theology and theologically informed moral argument to contemporary public life; the problem of religious and moral discourse in a pluralistic society; and the proper relationship between religion and culture.
     
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  17. The Rationality of Religious Belief: Essays in Honour of Basil Mitchell.Basil Mitchell, William J. Abraham & Steven W. Holtzer (eds.) - 1987 - Oxford University Press.
    These essays represent an important contribution to modern philosophical theology. They begin with an appreciation of Basil Mitchell's work and then discuss the role of reason in the justification of Christian theism, giving special attention to the nature of informal reasoning in religion and science. The latter essays examine particular arguments raised by specific religious concepts, covering such topics as the problem of evil, conspicuous sanctity, atonement, and the Eucharist. Drawn from a wide spectrum of philosophers and theologians, the (...)
     
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    The Importance of Being Important: Euthanasia and Critical Interests in Dworkin's Life's Dominion: David Mitchell.David Mitchell - 1995 - Utilitas 7 (2):301-314.
    Near the beginning of the last chapter of Life's Dominion, Ronald Dworkin expounds the following problem. Margo has Alzheimer's disease. She suffers from ‘serious and permanent dementia’. It transpires that some years ago, at a time when she was mentally fully competent, Margo executed an advance directive. In this formal document she expressed her wishes concerning what should happen to her if she were to develop Alzheimer's. Should those wishes now be acceded to? For instance, suppose that in her document (...)
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    Mitchell Greeks Bearing Gifts. The Public Use of Private Relationships in the Greek World, 435–323 BC. Cambridge UP, 1997. Pp. Xiv + 248. £40/$59.95. 0521554357. [REVIEW]Hans van Wees & L. G. Mitchell - 2000 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 120:185-185.
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    Donatella Di Cesare: Heidegger, Die Juden, Die Shoah Und Peter Trawny, Andrew J. Mitchell : Heidegger, Die Juden, Noch Einmal.Donatella Di Cesare, Trawny Peter, Andrew J. Mitchell & Reinhard Mehring - 2016 - Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 69 (2):137-146.
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    An Interview with Donald Mitchell and James Wiseman.Donald W. Mitchell & James A. Wiseman - 2003 - Buddhist-Christian Studies 23 (1):197-201.
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    Faith and Reason: A False Antithesis?: Basil Mitchell.Basil Mitchell - 1980 - Religious Studies 16 (2):131-144.
    ‘I can't believe that,’ said Alice. ‘Can't you?’ the Queen said in a pitying tone. ‘Try again: draw a long breath and shut your eyes.’ Alice laughed. ‘There's no use trying,’ she said. ‘One can't believe impossible things.’ ‘I dare say you haven't had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘Why sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.’.
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    Law and the Protection of Institutions: Basil Mitchell.Basil Mitchell - 1970 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 4:204-219.
    It is a pity that the question about the proper purpose of law has so often been formulated in terms of ‘the enforcement of morals’. Not only is that issue highly charged with emotion, but the sense of the expression is unclear and, taken in any ordinary sense, its importance is marginal. What Lord Devlin seems chiefly to be arguing, when he supports the enforcement of morals, is that there are in any society certain central institutions which receive and deserve (...)
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    A Brief Symposium on Mark Mitchell’s Michael Polanyi.Paul Lewis, Walter Gulick & Mark T. Mitchell - 2007 - Tradition and Discovery 34 (2):30-38.
    Paul Lewis and Walter Gulick summarize and evaluate Mark Micthell’s new book, Michael Polanyi: The Art of Knowing, and Mitchell responds to their comments in this symposium article.
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    Plato's Fable: On the Mortal Condition in Shadowy Times – Joshua Mitchell.Kenneth Royce Moore - 2008 - Philosophical Quarterly 58 (232):539–541.
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    Plato's Fable: On the Mortal Condition in Shadowy Times – Joshua Mitchell.Kennethroyce Moore - 2008 - Philosophical Quarterly 58 (232):539-541.
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  27. Joshua Mitchell, "Not by Reason Alone: Religion, History, and Identity in Early Modern Political Thought". [REVIEW]Eldon J. Eisenach - 1995 - History of Political Thought 16 (1):148.
  28. Joshua Mitchell is Professor of Political Theory at Georgetown University. His Research Interests Lie in the History of Western Politi-Cal Thought, Social Theory and Political Theology. Among His Many Publications Are Not by Reason Alone: Religion, History, and Identity in Early Modern Political Thought (1993), the Fragility of Freedom.Adam B. Seligman - forthcoming - Theoria.
     
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    Unsimple Truths: Science, Complexity, and Policy.Sandra D. Mitchell - 2009 - University of Chicago Press.
    The world is complex, but acknowledging its complexity requires an appreciation for the many roles context plays in shaping natural phenomena. In _Unsimple Truths, _Sandra Mitchell argues that the long-standing scientific and philosophical deference to reductive explanations founded on simple universal laws, linear causal models, and predict-and-act strategies fails to accommodate the kinds of knowledge that many contemporary sciences are providing about the world. She advocates, instead, for a new understanding that represents the rich, variegated, interdependent fabric of many (...)
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    Complexity: A Guided Tour.Melanie Mitchell - 2009 - Oxford University Press.
    What enables individually simple insects like ants to act with such precision and purpose as a group? How do trillions of individual neurons produce something as extraordinarily complex as consciousness? What is it that guides self-organizing structures like the immune system, the World Wide Web, the global economy, and the human genome? These are just a few of the fascinating and elusive questions that the science of complexity seeks to answer. In this remarkably accessible and companionable book, leading complex systems (...)
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    Enabling Guanxi Management in China: A Hierarchical Stakeholder Model of Effective Guanxi.Chenting Su, Ronald K. Mitchell & M. Joseph Sirgy - 2007 - Journal of Business Ethics 71 (3):301-319.
    Guanxi (literally interpersonal connections) is in essence a network of resource coalition-based stakeholders sharing resources for survival, and it plays a key role in achieving business success in China. However, the salience of guanxi stakeholders varies: not all guanxi relationships are necessary, and among the necessary guanxi participants, not all are equally important. A hierarchical stakeholder model of guanxi is developed drawing upon Mitchell et al.’s (1997) stakeholder salience theory and Anderson’s (1982) constituency theory. As an application of instrumental (...)
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    The Reconfigured Eye: Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era.William J. Mitchell - 1994 - MIT Press.
    Continuing William Mitchell's investigations of how we understand, reason about, anduse images, The Reconfigured Eye provides the first systematic, critical analysis of the digitalimaging revolution.
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    Iconology: Image, Text, Ideology.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1987 - University of Chicago Press.
    "[Mitchell] undertakes to explore the nature of images by comparing them with words, or, more precisely, by looking at them from the viewpoint of verbal language.... The most lucid exposition of the subject I have ever read."—Rudolf Arnheim, _Times Literary Supplement_.
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  34. Michael Polanyi: The Art of Knowing.Mark T. Mitchell - 2006 - Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
    The polymath Michael Polanyi first made his mark as a physical chemist, but his interests gradually shifted to economics, politics, and philosophy, in which field he would ultimately propose a revolutionary theory of knowledge that grew out of his firsthand experience with both the scientific method and political totalitarianism. In this sixth entry in ISI Books’ Library of Modern Thinkers’ series, Mark T. Mitchell reveals how Polanyi came to recognize that the roots of the modern political and spiritual crisis (...)
     
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  35. Spatial Form in Literature: Toward a General Theory.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1980 - Critical Inquiry 6 (3):539-567.
    Although the notion of spatiality has always lurked in the background of discussions of literary form, the self-conscious use of the term as a critical concept is generally traced to Joseph Frank's seminal essay of 1945, "Spatial Form in Modern Literature."1 Frank's basic argument is that modernist literary works are "spatial" insofar as they replace history and narrative sequence with a sense of mythic simultaneity and disrupt the normal continuities of English prose with disjunctive syntactic arrangements. This argument has been (...)
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    Morality, Religious and Secular: The Dilemma of the Traditional Conscience.Basil Mitchell - 1980 - Oxford University Press.
    This book analyzes the moral confusion of contemporary society, relating rival conceptions of morality with a wide variety of views about the nature and predicament of man. Mitchell argues that many secular thinkers possess a traditional "Christian" conscience which they find hard to defend in terms of an entirely secular world-view, but which is more in line with a Christian understanding of man.
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    The Violence of Public Art: "Do the Right Thing".W. J. T. Mitchell - 1990 - Critical Inquiry 16 (4):880-899.
    The question naturally arises: Is public art inherently violent, or is it a provocation to violence? Is violence built into the monument in its very conception? Or is violence simply an accident that befalls some monuments, a matter of the fortunes of history? The historical record suggests that if violence is simply an accident that happens to public art, it is one that is always waiting to happen. The principal media and materials of public art are stone and metal sculpture (...)
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    Kripke-Style Models for Typed Lambda Calculus.John C. Mitchell & Eugenio Moggi - 1991 - Annals of Pure and Applied Logic 51 (1-2):99-124.
    Mitchell, J.C. and E. Moggi, Kripke-style models for typed lambda calculus, Annals of Pure and Applied Logic 51 99–124. The semantics of typed lambda calculus is usually described using Henkin models, consisting of functions over some collection of sets, or concrete cartesian closed categories, which are essentially equivalent. We describe a more general class of Kripke-style models. In categorical terms, our Kripke lambda models are cartesian closed subcategories of the presheaves over a poset. To those familiar with Kripke models (...)
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    "Ut Pictura Theoria": Abstract Painting and the Repression of Language.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1989 - Critical Inquiry 15 (2):348-371.
    This may be an especially favorable moment in intellectual history to come to some understanding of notions like “abstraction” and “the abstract,” if only because these terms seem so clearly obsolete, even antiquated, at the present time. The obsolescence of abstraction is exemplified most vividly by its centrality in a period of cultural history that is widely perceived as being just behind us, the period of modernism, ranging roughly from the beginning of the twentieth century to the aftermath of the (...)
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    The Psychology of French Bashing.Jeff Mitchell - 2005 - Think 3 (9):91-99.
    Are the French really ? Jeff Mitchell investigates what motivates such U.S. anti-French sentiments.
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    Stacked Deck: A Story of Selfishness in America.Lawrence E. Mitchell - 1998 - Temple University Press.
    In Stacked Deck, Mitchell shows us how this artificial reality buries the way we truly,live.Mitchell uses examples drawn from history, politics, law, and ...
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    An Interview with Barbara Kruger.W. J. T. Mitchell & Barbara Kruger - 1991 - Critical Inquiry 17 (2):434-448.
    Mitchell: Could we begin by discussing the problem of public art? When we spoke a few weeks ago, you expressed some uneasiness with the notion of public art, and I wonder if you could expand on that a bit.Kruger: Well, you yourself lodged it as the “problem” of public art and I don’t really find it problematic inasmuch as I really don’t give it very much thought. I think on a broader level I could say that my “problem” is (...)
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    Face, Race, and Disfiguration in Stephen Crane's "The Monster".Lee Clark Mitchell - 1990 - Critical Inquiry 17 (1):174-192.
    What does it mean to be black in America, to exist as a dark physical body, a "colored" voice, a stigmatized being in a society that sees, hears, and acts according to a set of bleaching assumptions? Versions of that question have echoed across our historical landscape ever since James-town, but rarely have they figured so forcibly as in the 1890s, when the Supreme Court upheld Ferguson over Plessy, Jim Crow laws spread through the South, degenerationists elaborated the "problem of (...)
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    Is a Moral Consensus in Medical Ethics Possible?B. Mitchell - 1976 - Journal of Medical Ethics 2 (1):18-23.
    At the moment in Britain and elsewhere the debate inside and outside of Parliament on various medical issues which are essentially moral never ends. Everybody has his own point of view--or principles. But what emerges for society to adopt can often be called in lay terminology 'compromise'. Professor Mitchell argues in this paper that a moral consensus is possible and indeed ought to be achieved, as today the medical practitioner can no longer make his decision only in accordance with (...)
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    Pluralism as Dogmatism.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1986 - Critical Inquiry 12 (3):494-502.
    It may seem a bit perverse to argue that pluralism is a kind of dogmatism, since pluralists invariably define themselves as antidogmatists. Indeed, the world would seem to be so well supplied with overt dogmatists—religious fanatics, militant revolutionaries, political and domestic tyrants—that it will probably seem unfair to suggest that the proponents of liberal, tolerant, civilized open-mindedness are guilty of a covert dogmatism. My only excuse for engaging in this exercise is that it may help to shake up some rather (...)
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    Guilty, by Georges Bataille.Andrew Mitchell - 2012 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 4 (1):162 - 163.
    Guilty , by Georges Bataille Content Type Journal Article Category Book Review Pages 162-163 Authors Andrew J. Mitchell, Emory University Journal Comparative and Continental Philosophy Online ISSN 1757-0646 Print ISSN 1757-0638 Journal Volume Volume 4 Journal Issue Volume 4, Number 1 / 2012.
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    An Infinitary Ramsey Property.William J. Mitchell - 1992 - Annals of Pure and Applied Logic 57 (2):151-160.
    Mitchell, W.J., An infinitary Ramsey property, Annals of Pure and Applied Logic 57 151–160. We prove that the consistency of a measurable cardinal implies the consistency of a cardinal κ>+ satisfying the partition relations κ ω and κ ωregressive. This result follows work of Spector which uses the same hypothesis to prove the consistency of ω1 ω. We also give some examples of partition relations which can be proved for ω1 using the methods of Spector but cannot be proved (...)
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  48. Meaning, Self and the Human Potential: An Appeal for Humanism [Book Review].Patricia Mitchell - 2013 - The Australian Humanist 110 (110):24.
    Mitchell, Patricia Review of: Meaning, Self and the human potential: An appeal for humanism, by Kristine Millar, Janus Publishing Company Led London 2013.
     
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  49. Critiquing Feminisms: Dvd.Ken Knisely, Ellen Klein & Helen Mitchell - 2001 - Milk Bottle Productions.
    Has some of the fruit of feminism begun to rot on the vine? Or is the work of feminist philosophy just beginning? Are we still in thrall to pervasive sexist assumptions at the roots of our thinking and our language? With Marjorie Jolles, Ellen Klein, and Helen Mitchell.
     
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  50. Critiquing Feminisms: No Dogs or Philosophers Allowed.Ken Knisely, Marjorie Jolles, Ellen Klein & Helen Mitchell - forthcoming - DVD.
    Has some of the fruit of feminism begun to rot on the vine? Or is the work of feminist philosophy just beginning? Are we still in thrall to pervasive sexist assumptions at the roots of our thinking and our language? With Marjorie Jolles, Ellen Klein, and Helen Mitchell.
     
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