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Diana Meyers
University of Connecticut
  1. “The Feminist Debate Over Values in Autonomy Theory”.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2014 - In Mark Piper & Andrea Veltman (eds.), Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender. oxford university press. pp. 114-140.
  2. Corporeal Selfhood, Self-Interpretation, and Narrative Selfhood.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2014 - Philosophical Explorations 17 (2):141-153.
    Ever since Freud pioneered the “talking cure,” psychologists of various stripes have explored how autobiographical narrative bears on self-understanding and psychic wellbeing. Recently, there has been a wave of philosophical speculation as to whether autobiographical narrative plays an essential or important role in the constitution of agentic selves. However, embodiment has received little attention from philosophers who defend some version of the narrative self. Catriona Mackenzie is an important exception to this pattern of neglect, and this paper explores Mackenzie’s work (...)
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    Being Yourself: Essays on Identity, Action, and Social Life.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2004 - rowman & littlefield.
  4. Feminism and Women’s Autonomy: The Challenge of Female Genital Cutting.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2000 - Metaphilosophy 31 (5):469-491.
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    Gender in the Mirror: Cultural Imagery and Women's Agency.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2002 - Oup Usa.
    The cultural imagery of women is deeply ingrained in our consciousness. So deeply, in fact, that feminists see this as a fundamental threat to female autonomy because it enshrines procreative heterosexuality as well as the relations of domination and subordination between men and women. Diana Meyers' book is about this cultural imagery - and how, once it is internalized, it shapes perception, reflection, judgement, and desire. These intergral images have a deep impact not only on the individual psyche, but also (...)
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  6. Two Victim Paradigms and the Problem of ‘Impure’ Victims.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2011 - Humanity 2 (2):255-275.
    Philosophers have had surprisingly little to say about the concept of a victim although it is presupposed by the extensive philosophical literature on rights. Proceeding in four stages, I seek to remedy this deficiency and to offer an alternative to the two current paradigms that eliminates the Othering of victims. First, I analyze two victim paradigms that emerged in the late 20th century along with the initial iteration of the international human rights regime – the pathetic victim paradigm and the (...)
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  7. Personale Autonomie ohne Transzendenz.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2013 - In Monika Betzler (ed.), Autonomie de Person. Mentis.
  8. Victims of Trafficking, Reproductive Rights, and Asylum.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2016 - Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Ethics.
    My aim is to extend and complement the arguments that others have already made for the claim that women who are citizens of economically disadvantaged states and who have been trafficked into sex work in economically advantaged states should be considered candidates for asylum. Familiar arguments cite the sexual violence and forced labor that trafficked women are subjected to along with their well-founded fear of persecution if they’re repatriated. What hasn’t been considered is that reproductive rights are also at stake. (...)
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  9. Artifice and Authenticity: Gender Technology and Agency in Two Jenny Saville Portraits.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2009 - In Laurie Shrage (ed.), You’ve Changed”: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity. Oxford University Press.
    This paper addresses two related topics: 1. The disanalogies between elective cosmetic practices and sex reassignment surgery. Why does it seem necessary for me – an aging professional woman – to ignore the blandishments of hairdressers wielding dyes and dermatologists wielding acids and scalpels? Why does it not seem equally necessary for a transgendered person to repudiate sex reassignment procedures? 2. The role of the body in identity and agency. How do phenomenological insights regarding the constitution of selfhood in relation (...)
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  10. Feminism and Sex Trafficking: Rethinking Some Aspects of Autonomy and Paternalism.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2014 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 17 (3):427-441.
    This paper argues that potential cases of oppression, such as sex trafficking, can sometimes comprise autonomous choices by the trafficked individuals. This issue still divides radical from liberal feminists, with the former wanting to ‘rescue’ the ‘victims’ and the latter insisting that there might be good reasons for ‘hiding from the rescuers.’ This article presents new arguments for the liberal approach and raises two demands: first, help organizations should be run by affected women and be open-minded about whether or not (...)
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  11. Narrative Structures, Narratives of Abuse, and Human Rights.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2009 - In Lisa Tessman (ed.), Feminist Ethics and Social and Political Philosophy: Theorizing the Non- Ideal. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    This paper explores the relation between victims’ stories and normativity. As a contribution to understanding how the stories of those who have been abused or oppressed can advance moral understanding, catalyze moral innovation, and guide social change, this paper focuses on narrative as a variegated form of representation and asks whether personal narratives of victimization play any distinctive role in human rights discourse. In view of the fact that a number of prominent students of narrative build normativity into their accounts, (...)
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  12. Women Philosophers, Sidelined Challenges, and Professional Philosophy.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2005 - Hypatia 20 (3):149-152.
  13. Intersectional Identity and the Authentic Self? Opposites Attract.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2000 - In Catriona Mackenzie & Natalie Stoljar (eds.), relational autonomy. oxford university press.
  14. Victims' Stories and the Advancement of Human Rights.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2016 - Oxford University Press USA.
    Victim's Stories and the Advancement of Human Rights takes on a set of questions suggested by the worldwide persistence of human rights abuse and the prevalence of victims' stories in human rights campaigns, truth commissions, and international criminal tribunals: What conceptions of victims are presumed in contemporary human rights discourse? How do conventional narrative templates fail victims of human rights abuse and resist raising novel human rights issues? What is empathy, and how can victims frame their stories to overcome empathetic (...)
     
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    Feminists Rethink the Self.Donald Ainslie & Diana Tietjens Meyers - 1999 - Philosophical Review 108 (1):110.
    The idea that the self is in need of rethinking, as the title to this collection of essays suggests, presupposes that the self has already been “thought.” And indeed it has—both explicitly, by philosophers, and implicitly, in the practices of everyday life. For philosophers, this thinking about the self has taken place largely in abstract terms; persons have been treated as metaphysical-cum-moral subjects, disembodied minds that could plausibly be split from or melded with other such minds, or as rational agents, (...)
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  16. Narrative and Moral Life.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2004 - In Cheshire Calhoun (ed.), Setting the Moral Compass: Essays by Women Philosophers. Oxford University Press.
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  17. Recovering the Human in Human Rights.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2014 - Law, Culture, and Humanities:1-30.
    It is often said that human rights are the rights that people possess simply in virtue of being human – that is, in virtue of their intrinsic, dignity-defining common humanity. Yet, on closer inspection the human rights landscape doesn’t look so even. Once we bring perpetrators of human rights abuse and their victims into the picture, attributions of humanity to persons become unstable. In this essay, I trace the ways in which rights discourse ascribes variable humanity to certain categories of (...)
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  18. Jenny Saville Remakes the Female Nude – Feminist Reflections on the State of the Art.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2012 - In Peg Brand (ed.), Beauty Unlimited. Indiana University Press.
    Jenny Saville is a leading contemporary painter of female nudes. This paper explores her work in light of theories of gender and embodied agency. Recent work on the phenomenology of embodiment draws a distinction between the body image and the body schema. The body image is your representation of your own body, including your visual image of it and your emotional attitudes towards it. The body schema is comprised of your proprioceptive knowledge, your corporeally encoded memories, and your corporeal proficiency (...)
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  19. The Rush to Motherhood -- Pronatalist Discourse and Women’s Autonomy.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2001 - Signs 26:735-773.
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    Victims' Stories of Human Rights Abuse: The Ethics of Ownership, Dissemination, and Reception.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2018 - Metaphilosophy 49 (1-2):40-57.
    This paper addresses three commentaries on Victims' Stories and the Advancement of Human Rights. In response to Vittorio Bufacchi, it argues that asking victims to tell their stories needn't be coercive or unjust and that victims are entitled to decide whether and under what conditions to tell their stories. In response to Serene Khader, it argues that empathy with victims' stories can contribute to building a culture of human rights provided that measures are taken to overcome the implicit biases and (...)
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  21. Who's There? Selfhood, Self-Regard, and Social Relations.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2000 - Hypatia 20 (4):200-215.
    : J. David Velleman develops a canny, albeit mentalistic, theory of selfhood that furnishes some insights feminist philosophers should heed but that does not adequately heed some of the insights feminist philosophers have developed about the embodiment and relationality of the self. In my view, reflexivity cannot do the whole job of accounting for selfhood, for it rests on an unduly sharp distinction between reflexive loci of understanding and value, on the one hand, and embodiment and relationality, on the other. (...)
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    Personal Autonomy in Society by Marina Oshana.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2008 - Hypatia 23 (2):202-206.
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    No Safe Passage: ‘The Mapping Journey Project’.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2016 - Journal of Global Ethics 12 (3):252-259.
    This essay examines ‘The Mapping Journey Project’, an installation artwork by Bouchra Khalili. It consists of eight large video screens and headsets. In each video, a migrant draws a map of her/his journey to and in Europe and narrates her/his route. In collaboration with Khalili, I argue, these storyteller/draftspersons create a dissident cartography that superimposes their lived geography on the background of legal geography. Thus, ‘The Mapping Journey Project’ is a work of art that is also a work of advocacy (...)
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    Beyond Separateness: The Social Nature of Human Beings—Their Autonomy, Knowledge, and Power.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 1998 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (4):989-992.
    This book examines in great detail the different aspects of dominant individualistic ideas about persons. It tries to argue that an alternative conception of persons, favored by many feminist thinkers, is more complicated than is often thought but can be shown to be a reasonable and plausible conception.
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    Review: Frontiers of Individuality: Embodiment and Relationships in Cultural Context. [REVIEW]Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2003 - History and Theory 42 (2):271-285.
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    Rights in Collision: A Non-Punitive, Compensatory Remedy for Abusive Speech. [REVIEW]Diana Tietjens Meyers - 1995 - Law and Philosophy 14 (2):203 - 243.
  27. Feminists Rethink the Self.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 1998 - Hypatia 13 (3):173-176.
     
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  28. Recognition, Responsibility, and Rights: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory.Heidi Grasswick, Cressida J. Heyes, Cheryl L. Hughes, Alison M. Jaggar, Marìa Pìa Lara, Bonnie Mann, Norah Martin, Diana Tietjens Meyers, Kate Parsons, Misha Strauss, Margaret Urban Walker, Abby Wilkerson & IrisMarion Young - 2002 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This collection of papers by prominent feminist thinkers advances the positive feminist project of remapping the moral by developing theory that acknowledges the diversity of women.
     
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    Authenticity for Real People.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2000 - The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 9:195-202.
    In this paper I shall offer an account of the authentic self that is compatible with human intrapsychic, interpersonal, and social experience. I begin by examiningHarry Frankfurt’s influential treatment of authenticity as a form of personal integration, and argue that his conception of the integrated self is too restrictive. I then offer an alternative processual account that views integration as the intelligibility of the self that emerges when a person exercises autonomy skills.
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    Social Exclusion, Moral Reflection, and Rights.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 1993 - Law and Philosophy 12 (2):217 - 232.
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    Part 2.4: Autonomy Competency.Diana Tietjens Meyers - unknown
    Part II. Section 4. Autonomy Competency: Meyers takes John Rawls to task for giving a superficial account of autonomy. Endorsing deliberative rationality, he furnishes no account of how to achieve it. Meyers argues that her conception of autonomy competency fills the gap in Rawls's theory. Moreover, it is compatible with the emotional bonds of a relational self, and, acknowledging human fallibility, it provides an account of how autonomous people can recognize and correct their missteps. In the context of a critique (...)
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    Kindred Matters: Rethinking the Philosophy of the Family.Margaret Coady, Diana Tietjens Meyers, Kenneth Kipnis & Cornelius F. Murphy - 1995 - Philosophical Quarterly 45 (180):405.
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    Moral Reflection: Beyond Impartial Reason.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 1993 - Hypatia 8 (3):21 - 47.
    This paper considers two accounts of the self that have gained prominence in contemporary feminist psychoanalytic theory and draws out the implications of these views with respect to the problem of moral reflection. I argue that our account of moral reflection will be impoverished unless it mobilizes the capacity to empathize with others and the rhetoric of figurative language. To make my case for this claim, I argue that John Rawls's account of reflective equilibrium suffers from his exclusive reliance on (...)
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    Feminists Doing Ethics.Peggy Desautels, Joanne Waugh, Margaret Urban Walker, Uma Narayan, Diana Tietjens Meyers & Hilde Lindemann Nelson (eds.) - 2001 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In this collection, contributors refashion essays from the international conference on feminist ethics, Feminist Ethics Revisited, with an aim to critique social practice and develop an ethics of universal justice. The essays in this exciting volume explore the intricacies and impact of reasoned moral action, the virtues of character, and the empowering responsibility that morality generates. Feminists Doing Ethics brings to light concepts and ideas that are intended to extend our understanding of morality and of ourselves.
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    Who's There? Selfhood, Self-Regard, and Social Relations.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2005 - Hypatia 20 (4):200-215.
    J. David Velleman develops a canny, albeit mentalistic, theory of selfhood that furnishes some insights feminist philosophers should heed but that does not adequately heed some of the insights feminist philosophers have developed about the embodiment and relationality of the self. In my view, reflenvity cannot do the whole job of accounting for selfhood, for it rests on an unduly sharp distinction between reflexive loci of understanding and value, on the one hand, and embodiment and relationality, on the other. 1 (...)
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    Symposium: Women Philosophers, Sidelined Challenges, and Professional Philosophy.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2005 - Hypatia 20 (3):149-152.
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    Who's There? Selfhood, Self-Regard, and Social Relations.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2005 - Hypatia 20 (4):200-215.
    J. David Velleman develops a canny, albeit mentalistic, theory of selfhood that furnishes some insights feminist philosophers should heed but that does not adequately heed some of the insights feminist philosophers have developed about the embodiment and relationality of the self. In my view, reflenvity cannot do the whole job of accounting for selfhood, for it rests on an unduly sharp distinction between reflexive loci of understanding and value, on the one hand, and embodiment and relationality, on the other. 1 (...)
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    Women Philosophers, Sidelined Challenges, and Professional Philosophy.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2005 - Hypatia 20 (3):149-152.
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    Diemut Bubeck, Care, Gender and Justice, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1995, Pp. 281.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 1998 - Utilitas 10 (2):246.
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    Commentary on Entangled Empathy by Lori Gruen.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2017 - Hypatia 32 (2):415-427.
    This essay explores four aspects of Gruen's theory. The first section considers her analysis of the concepts of sympathy, pity, and emotional contagion. The second section outlines the main features of her conception of empathy and highlights some worries about empathy that her theory addresses. The third section examines empathy's contributions to moral epistemology. The fourth section queries Gruen's contention that empathy is morally motivating.
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    The Politics of Persons: Individual Autonomy and Socio-Historical Selves. By John Christman.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2012 - Hypatia 27 (1):227-230.
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    Personal Autonomy in Society (Review).Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2008 - Hypatia 23 (2):pp. 202-206.
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    The Three Freds and the Fate of Their Happiness.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2004 - Journal of Social Philosophy 35 (1):8–10.
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    Reading with Feeling.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 1998 - Review of Metaphysics 52 (1):143-144.
    Susan Feagin positions Reading with Feeling at the crossroads of aesthetics, philosophical psychology, and moral philosophy. Her principal concern is the activity of appreciating fiction. However, she relies on work in philosophical psychology regarding emotion to develop her views about appreciation, and her aesthetic account of the role of emotion in appreciation has significant implications for ethical theory, which she adumbrates at the end of her book.
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    Khader, Serene. Adaptive Preferences and Women’s Empowerment.New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp. 238. $99.00 ; $24.95. [REVIEW]Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2013 - Ethics 123 (2):378-382.
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    Miranda Fricker and Jennifer Hornsby, Eds., The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy:The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2001 - Ethics 112 (1):145-148.
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    Responsibility and Identity in Global Justice—Editor's Introduction.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2011 - Hypatia 26 (4):667-671.
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    FEAST Cluster on Feminist Critiques of Evolutionary Psychology—Editor's Introduction.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2012 - Hypatia 27 (1):1-2.
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    The Family Romance: A Fin-de-Siecle Tragedy.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 1997 - In Hilde Lindemann (ed.), Feminism and Families. Routledge.
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    Eileen L. McDonagh, Breaking the Abortion Deadlock: From Choice to Consent:Breaking the Abortion Deadlock: From Choice to Consent.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2000 - Ethics 110 (3):624-627.
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