Is Psychological Individualism a Piece of Ideology?

Hypatia 10 (3):157 - 174 (1995)

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Louise Antony
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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I analyze and criticize Naomi Scheman's argument for the claim that psychological individualism-the thesis that psychological states are entities or particulars over which psychological theories may quantify-has no legitimate philosophical backing and is instead an element of patriarchal ideology. I conclude that Scheman's argument is flawed and that her thesis is false. Psychological individualism is perfectly compatible with and may even be required by feminist political theory.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.1995.tb00742.x
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