Moral Responsibility and Social Change: A New Theory of Self

Hypatia 12 (3):116-141 (1997)

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Ann Ferguson
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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The aim of this essay is to rethink classic issues of freedom and moral responsibility in the context of feminist and antiracist theories of male and white domination. If personal identities are socially constructed by gender, race and ethnicity, class and sexual orientation, how are social change and moral responsibility possible? An aspects theory of selfhood and three reinterpretations of identity politics show how individuals are morally responsible and nonessentialist ways to resist social oppression
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DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.1997.tb00008.x
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