Because I Said So: Toward a Feminist Theory of Authority

Hypatia 20 (4):59-79 (2005)

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Louise Antony
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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Feminism is an antiauthoritarian movement that has sought to unmask many traditional "authorities" as ungrounded. Given this, it might seem as if feminists are required to abandon the concept of authority altogether. But, we argue, the exercise of authority enables us to coordinate our efforts to achieve larger social goods and, hence, should be preserved. Instead, what is needed and what we provide for here is a way to distinguish legitimate authority from objectionable authoritarianism.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.2005.tb00536.x
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Trust and Antitrust.Annette Baier - 1986 - Ethics 96 (2):231-260.
The Politics of Credibility.Karen Jones - 2002 - In Louise Antony & Charlotte Witt (eds.), A Mind of One's Own: Feminist Essays on Reason and Objectivity. Westview Press.

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