Southwest Philosophy Review 31 (1):119-128 (2015)

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Deborah Heikes
University of Alabama, Huntsville
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While feminist philosophy has had much to say on the topic of reason, little has been done to develop a specifically feminist account of the concept. I argue for a virtue account of mind grounded in contemporary approaches to rationality. The evolutionary stance adopted within most contemporary theories of mind implicitly entails a rejection of central elements of Cartesianism. As a result, many accounts of rationality are anti-modern is precisely the sorts of ways that feminists demand. I maintain that a virtue account of rationality can provide a satisfactory answer to Benhabib’s question in Situating of the Self: what concept of reason are we willing to defend?
Keywords feminism  mind  rationality
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ISBN(s) 0897-2346
DOI 10.5840/swphilreview201531112
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