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  1. Habits of Hope: A Pragmatic Theory (Review).Erin McKenna - 2003 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 17 (4):308-311.
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    Animal Pragmatism: Rethinking Human-Nonhuman Relationships.Erin McKenna & Andrew Light (eds.) - 2004 - Indiana University Press.
    What does American pragmatism contribute to contemporary debates about human-animal relationships? Does it acknowledge our connections to all living things? Does it bring us closer to an ethical treatment of all animals?
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  3. The Task of Utopia: A Pragmatist and Feminist Perspective.Erin McKenna - 2001 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Are utopian visions viable in the 21st century? Utopia has been equated, for many, with totalitarianism. Such visions are not acceptable. The loss of utopian visions altogether is also unacceptable. This book argues that American Pragmatism and Feminist theory can combine to provide a process model of utopia that pushes to build a flexible future that helps us deal with change, conflict, and diversity without resorting to fixed ends.
     
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    Feminism and Farming: A Response to Paul Thompson's the Agrarian Vision. [REVIEW]Erin McKenna - 2012 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 25 (4):529-534.
    Feminism and Farming: A Response to Paul Thompson’s the Agrarian Vision Content Type Journal Article Pages 1-6 DOI 10.1007/s10806-011-9328-0 Authors Erin McKenna, Department of Philosophy, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, USA Journal Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics Online ISSN 1573-322X Print ISSN 1187-7863.
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    Introduction.Erin McKenna - 2013 - The Pluralist 8 (3):113-113.
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    John Dewey and the Paradox of Liberal Reform.Erin McKenna - 1995 - Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 23 (71):17-19.
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    Ecological Feminist Philosophies.Erin McKenna - 1998 - Teaching Philosophy 21 (1):103-105.
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    Chimpanzees and Sign Language: Darwinian Realities Versus Cartesian Delusions.Roger Fouts & Erin McKenna - 2011 - The Pluralist 6 (3):19-24.
    Dr. Fouts began his lecture with the story of how he and his wife Deborah became involved with Washoe—the first non-human to acquire the signs of American Sign Language (ASL). Project Washoe began in 1966 with Drs. Allen and Beatrix Gardner in Reno, Nevada. There had been other experiments that attempted to get chimpanzees to speak. These experiments were not successful due to anatomical and neurological differences between humans and chimpanzees. (Fouts showed some video of the chimpanzee Vicki trying to (...)
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    Hypatia's Daughters.Erin McKenna - 1997 - Teaching Philosophy 20 (3):326-328.
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    Eating Apes, Eating Cows.Erin McKenna - 2015 - The Pluralist 10 (2):133-149.
    this paper focuses on animal issues—specifically relating to the animal beings we eat—using the perspective of American pragmatism. This essay grows out of my earlier work that used American pragmatism, specifically the work of John Dewey, to argue that we can develop a productive process model of utopia. In this model, it becomes important for us to critically examine the goals we choose to pursue because what we choose to pursue in the present sets the limits and possibilities of what (...)
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    Feminism and Vegetarianism.Erin McKenna - 1994 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 1 (3):28-35.
    Singer’s ethics assume an autonomous, impartial, abstract reasoner. Nonhuman animals, like human animals, have an interest in not suffering; so we all agree on an impartial, rational, consistent minimum standard of treatment that we see must extend to nonhuman animals. While I think this kind of argument works well in the “liberal” context of countries based on social contract reasoning, I am not convinced it goes far enough in achieving the desired attitude shift. We are still encouraged to think in (...)
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    Are We a Thoughtful Profession?Erin McKenna - 2007 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43 (2):395-403.
    : If we had set out to make philosophy as irrelevant to the world as possible, and to make the APA as useless to its members or to the purpose of making philosophy influential, I do not think we could have done a better job. The philosophers working on this in the early 1900s could not seem to effectively sort out the purposes and organization of the APA, and I argue we are not much better at it today. We do (...)
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    Women, Power, and Meat: Comparing the Sexual Contract and the Sexual Politics of Meat.Erin McKenna - 1996 - Journal of Social Philosophy 27 (1):47-64.
    Eating animals acts as mirror and representation of patriarchal values. Meat eating is the re-inscription of male power at every meal. The patriarchal gaze sees not the fragmented flesh of dead animals but appetizing food. If our appetites re-inscribe patriarchy, our actions regarding eating animals will either reify or challenge this received culture. If meat is a symbol of male dominance then the presence of meat proclaims the disempowering of women.
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    Women, Family and Utopia.Erin McKenna - 1993 - Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 21 (65):48-51.
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    Ecofeminism: Women, Culture, Nature.Erin McKenna - 1998 - Teaching Philosophy 21 (2):189-191.
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    We Are Hers.Erin McKenna - 2011 - The Pluralist 6 (3):34-43.
    “We are hers.” These words were said by Deborah Fouts during an interview a former student and I conducted with Roger and Deborah Fouts. We had asked them when they thought Project Washoe had really become theirs by choice and they knew this would be their life’s work. Deborah said, “It started in Oklahoma, but wasn’t really ours until we came to Ellensburg.” Then she said, “I don’t know if it’s really ever been ‘ours.’ It’s not that it’s ours, we (...)
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    The Need for Reciprocity and Respect in Philosophy.Erin McKenna - 2017 - The Pluralist 12 (1):1-14.
    it is a bit daunting to be standing here today. I attended my first Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy meeting in 1992 and immediately felt at home. However, I also wondered why there weren’t more women and more feminist papers. Little did I know that my dissertation director and mentor, Charlene Haddock Seigfried, was already in the process of starting a revolution. American philosophy generally, and pragmatism in particular, seemed to me perfectly suited for taking up issues of (...)
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    Democracy and Dewey's Notion of Religious Experience.Erin McKenna - 2013 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 87 (2):301-310.
    Is Dewey a purely secular philosopher? Is his work on religion and the religious separate and distinct from his social and political views? I think the answer is “yes and no.” For a while now I have thought that what Dewey has to say about religion and the religious is directly related to his overall political project, and this is what I begin to explore in this paper. I believe that while the habits of religion often interfere with democracy, the (...)
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    Mill and Dewey.Erin McKenna - 1991 - Social Philosophy Today 6:43-58.
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    Making Sense of Taste.Erin McKenna - 2001 - Philosophy Now 31:46-46.
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    Some Reflections Concerning Feminist Pedagogy.Erin Mckenna - 1996 - Metaphilosophy 27 (1-2):178-183.
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    Philosophical Farming.Erin McKenna, Sarah Curtis & Jon Stout - 2012 - Contemporary Pragmatism 9 (1):151-183.
    We conducted a study of how the metaphysical views of farmers might relate to their choices about how to farm. Our particular focus was on the farming of animals for meat and the environmental impacts of the choices about how to raise the animals. We interviewed farmers at six different operations. We analyzed the farms from the perspectives of ecofeminism, deep ecology, the land ethic, and American Pragmatism. Of the farms that participated in our study, one was a fish farm, (...)
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  23. A Thoughtful Profession: The Early Years of the American Philosophical Association.James Campbell, Michael Eldridge, Bruce Kuklick, John Ryder, John Lachs & Erin Mckenna - 2007 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43 (2):373-410.
     
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  24. 1. Front Matter Front Matter (Pp. I-Iii).Kenneth W. Stikkers, Sandra B. Rosenthal, Roger Fouts, Erin McKenna, Kelvin J. Booth, Steven Fesmire, Felicia E. Kruse, John Kaag, Lucas McGranahan & Jose-Antonio Orosco - 2011 - The Pluralist 6 (3).
     
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