Rethinking Obligation: A Feminist Method for Political Theory. Cornell University Press, 1992.

Cornell University Press (1992)

Nancy J. Hirschmann
University of Pennsylvania
Critiques social contract theory from the perspective of feminist psychoanalytic and psychological theory and develops an alternative feminist understanding of obligation as rooted in an epistemology of connection. Utilizes a feminist standpoint theory approach, and contains a discussion of the relevance of postmodernism to feminist philosophy in general and standpoint theory in particular
Keywords political obligation  object relations theory  Carol Gilligan  social contract theory  feminist postmodernism
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