Ethics Naturalized: Feminism's Contribution to Moral Epistemology

Metaphilosophy 31 (5):452-468 (2000)

Alison Jaggar
University of Colorado, Boulder
A survey of Western feminist ethics over the past thirty years reveals considerable diversity; nonetheless, much recent work in this area is characterized by its adoption of a naturalistic approach. Such an approach is similar to that found in contemporary naturalized epistemology and philosophy of science, yet feminist naturalism has a unique focus. This paper explains what feminist naturalism can contribute to moral philosophy, both by critiquing moral concepts that obscure or rationalize women’s subordination and by paying attention to real-life practices of moral inquiry, including those used by women
Keywords feminist ethics  ethical naturalism  moral epistemology  moral rationality  naturalised epistemology
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DOI 10.1111/1467-9973.00163
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