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    Kierkegaard, Eve and Metaphors of Birth.Alison Assiter - 2015 - Rowman & Littlefield International.
    A highly original rereading of Kierkegaard through the concept of birthing, highlighting a speculative hypothesis about the nature of Being in Kierkegaard’s work.
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    Enlightened Women: Modernist Feminism in a Postmodern Age.Alison Assiter - 1995 - Routledge.
    This is a bold and controversial feminist, philosophical critique of postmodernism. While providing a brief and accessible introduction to postmodernist feminist thought, Enlightened Women is also a unique defence of realism and enlightenment philosophy. The first half of the book covers an analysis of some of the most influential postmodernist theorists, such as Luce Irigaray and Judith Butler. In the second half Alison Assiter advocates a return to modernism in feminism. She argues, against the current orthodoxy, that there can be (...)
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    Human Needs: A Realist Perspective.Alison Assiter & Jeff Noonan - 2007 - Journal of Critical Realism 6 (2):173-198.
    This article argues for a realist conception of human needs. By ‘realist’ we mean that certain fundamental needs are categorically distinct from consumer wants, holding independently of people's subjective beliefs as objective life requirements. These basic needs, we contend, are baseline measures of social justice in the sense that no society that does not prioritise their satisfaction can be legitimate. The paper concludes with a comprehensive response to seven core objections to our position.
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    Kant and Kierkegaard on Freedom and Evil.Alison Assiter - 2013 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 72:275-296.
    Kant and Kierkegaard are two philosophers who are not usually bracketed together. Yet, for one commentator, Ronald Green, in his book Kierkegaard and Kant: The Hidden Debt , a deep similarity between them is seen in the centrality both accord to the notion of freedom. Kierkegaard, for example, in one of his Journal entries, expresses a ‘passion’ for human freedom. Freedom is for Kierkegaard also linked to a paradox that lies at the heart of thought. In Philosophical Fragment Kierkegaard writes (...)
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  5. Enlightened Women: Modernist Feminism in a Postmodern Age.Alison Assiter - 1995 - Routledge.
    This is a bold and controversial feminist, philosophical critique of postmodernism. Whilst providing a brief and accessible introduction to postmodernist feminist thought, _Enlightened Women_ is also a unique defence of realism and enlightenment philosophy. The first half of the book covers an analysis of some of the most influential postmodernist theorists, such as _Luce Irigaray_ and _Judith Butler_. In the second half Alison Assiter advocates a return to modernism in feminism. She argues, against the current orthodoxy, that there can be (...)
     
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    Feminist Epistemology and Value.Alison Assiter - 2000 - Feminist Theory 1 (3):329-345.
    This article discusses and develops some recent debates in feminist epistemology, by outlining the concept of an ‘emancipatory value’. It outlines the optimum conditions that a ‘community’ of knowers must satisfy in order that its members have the best chance of producing knowledge claims. The article thus covers general ground in epistemology. The article also argues that one of the conditions that any ‘emancipatory community’ must satisfy is that its underlying values should not oppress women. It is related to feminist (...)
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    Kierkegaard and the Ground of Morality.Alison Assiter - forthcoming - Acta Kierkegaardiana.
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    Althusser and Feminism.Alison Assiter - 1990 - Pluto Press.
    A critical assessment of Structuralism and Post-Structuralism and their significance to Marxism and feminism. Assiter challenges commonly held views regarding Althusser's contribution to Marxism and offers an alternative to radical feminism.
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    Speculative and Critical Realism.Alison Assiter - 2013 - Journal of Critical Realism 12 (3):283-300.
    This is a contribution to the debate on speculative realism deriving from the book The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism, eds Levi Bryant, Nick Srnicek and Graham Harman. It is also in part a response to Fabio Gironi’s review article on the subject, ‘Between naturalism and rationalism: a new realist landscape’ 2012: 361–87).
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    Love, Socrates, and Pedagogy.Alison Assiter - 2013 - Educational Theory 63 (3):253-263.
    A recent report on the UK's higher education system by Lord John Browne exemplifies the dominant trend in education policy initiatives toward a focus on education primarily for employment and for the acquisition of skills. In this essay, Alison Assiter argues that such an entrepreneurial approach neglects essential aspects of the processes of teaching and learning. She draws on the work of Hannah Arendt, who saw the proper role of education as imparting the love of a subject, to critique the (...)
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    DEBATE: Response to McWherter.Alison Assiter - 2015 - Journal of Critical Realism 14 (5):508-517.
    This contribution to a debate with Dustin McWherter evaluates his claim that Kant is a ‘non-ontologist’ or an ‘anti-ontologist’ and challenges one specific consequence which McWherter argues follows from this attribution to Kant. I argue that, while it is true that Kant restricts the domain of ‘objects’ or ‘appearances’ as he calls them to what is knowable, this does not make him an ‘anti-ontologist’.
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  12. A New Defence of Human Rights.Alison Assiter - 2021 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The book offers an original defence of a new materialist thesis that focuses on the biological core of humans to develop a theory of human rights.
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    A New Theory of Human Rights: New Materialism and Zoroastrianism.Alison Assiter - 2021 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The book offers an original defence of a new materialist thesis that focuses on the biological core of humans to develop a theory of human rights.
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  14. Book Review: The Family in Political Thought. [REVIEW]Alison Assiter - 1985 - Feminist Review 21 (1):105-108.
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  15. Kierkegaard and the Political.Alison Assiter & Margherita Tonon (eds.) - 2012 - Cambridge Scholars Press.
    Kierkegaard is no doubt a philosopher whose focus is inwardness and irreducible individuality. On the surface, he therefore seems to have little to teach us about the sphere of the political: not only was this dimension never explicitly addressed in the writings of the Danish philosopher, but also the positions he took with regard to such a domain where always marked by a strong critical attitude. Moreover, he appeared to be a conservative with regard to any movement towards democratization and (...)
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  16. New Materialism and a New Defence of Human Rights.Alison Assiter - 2021 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The book offers an original defence of a new materialist thesis that focuses on the biological core of humans to develop a theory of human rights.
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    Responses/Correspondence.Meena Dhanda, Anne Seller, Alison Assiter & Carole Haynes-Curtis - 1994 - Women’s Philosophy Review 11:11-19.
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    5 The Objectivity of Value.Alison Assiter - 2004 - In Andrew Collier, Margaret Scotford Archer & William Outhwaite (eds.), Defending Objectivity: Essays in Honour of Andrew Collier. Routledge. pp. 63.
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    Anderson on Vulnerability.Alison Assiter - 2020 - Angelaki 25 (1-2):222-230.
    Recently, feminists have begun to draw attention to the vulnerability of human beings. This theoretical perspective lies in contrast to an element of the philosophical tradition that values autonomy and freedom. I would like, in this paper, to engage with some of the work of the feminist philosopher Pamela Anderson on the notion of vulnerability. I think that Anderson’s recognition of vulnerability is important but I’d like to suggest a different way of thinking about this issue from Pamela’s. I think (...)
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    Informed Consent: Is It Sacrosanct?Alison Assiter - 2005 - Research Ethics 1 (3):77-83.
    Following Alder Hey and the earlier and much more extreme practices at Nuremberg, legislation has been developed governing the practice of medical ethics and research involving human participants more generally. In the medical context, relevant legislation includes GMC guidance, which states that disclosure of identifiable patient information without consent, for research purposes, is not acceptable unless it is justified in the public interest. There is a presumption, in other words, in favour of the view that patient consent ought to be (...)
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    Revisiting Universalism.Alison Assiter - 2003 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This book begins from the premise that a common nature is shared by all human beings, regardless of social or economic background. The author asserts that significant moral consequences flow from the assumption that all human beings share a common set of natural needs. Using this starting point, the book seeks to defend an objectivist epistemology.
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    Kierkegaard's Upbuilding Discourses and the Ground of Morality.Alison Assiter - 2013 - Acta Kierkegaardiana 6 (6):42-64.
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    Luce Irigaray: Two Reviews of a New Study. [REVIEW]Alison Ainley & Alison Assiter - 1995 - Women’s Philosophy Review 14:11-12.
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    Book Review: Sex and Ontology: The Ontology of Sex: A Critical Inquiry Into the Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Categories. [REVIEW]Alison Assiter - 2006 - European Journal of Women's Studies 13 (4):373-375.
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    Letter.Alison Assiter - 1984 - Feminist Review 16 (1):98-101.
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    Response to Morgan on Assiter.Alison Assiter - 2011 - Journal of Critical Realism 10 (3):392-409.
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