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Eva Kittay
State University of New York, Stony Brook
  1. Love's Labor: Essays on Women, Equality and Dependence.Eva Feder Kittay - 1999 - Routledge.
    Where society is viewed as an association of equal and autonomous persons, the work of caring for dependents, "love's labors", figure neither in political ...
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  2. Women and Moral Theory.Eva Feder Kittay, Carol Gilligan, Annette C. Baier, Michael Stocker, Christina H. Sommers, Kathryn Pyne Addelson, Virginia Held, Thomas E. Hill Jr, Seyla Benhabib, George Sher, Marilyn Friedman, Jonathan Adler, Sara Ruddick, Mary Fainsod, David D. Laitin, Lizbeth Hasse & Sandra Harding - 1989 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  3. Learning From My Daughter: The Value and Care of Disabled Minds.Eva Kittay & Eva Feder Kittay - 2019 - New York, NY, USA: Oxford UP.
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    Disability Rights as a Necessary Framework for Crisis Standards of Care and the Future of Health Care.Laura Guidry-Grimes, Katie Savin, Joseph A. Stramondo, Joel Michael Reynolds, Marina Tsaplina, Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, Angela Ballantyne, Eva Feder Kittay, Devan Stahl, Jackie Leach Scully, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Anita Tarzian, Doron Dorfman & Joseph J. Fins - 2020 - Hastings Center Report 50 (3):28-32.
    In this essay, we suggest practical ways to shift the framing of crisis standards of care toward disability justice. We elaborate on the vision statement provided in the 2010 Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Medicine) “Summary of Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations,” which emphasizes fairness; equitable processes; community and provider engagement, education, and communication; and the rule of law. We argue that interpreting these elements through disability justice entails a commitment to both (...)
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  5. The Ethics of Care, Dependence, and Disability.Eva Feder Kittay - 2011 - Ratio Juris 24 (1):49-58.
    According to the most important theories of justice, personal dignity is closely related to independence, and the care that people with disabilities receive is seen as a way for them to achieve the greatest possible autonomy. However, human beings are naturally subject to periods of dependency, and people without disabilities are only “temporarily abled.” Instead of seeing assistance as a limitation, we consider it to be a resource at the basis of a vision of society that is able to account (...)
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  6. The Personal is Philosophical is Political: A Philosopher and Mother of a Cognitively Disabled Person Sends Notes From the Battlefield.Eva Feder Kittay - 2009 - Metaphilosophy 40 (3-4):606-627.
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    The Subject of Care: Feminist Perspectives on Dependency.Eva Feder Kittay & Ellen K. Feder (eds.) - 2002 - New Jersey: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The essays of this volume consider how acknowledgement of the fact of dependency changes our conceptions of law, political theory, and morality, as well as our very conceptions of self.
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  8. Dependency, Difference and the Global Ethic of Longterm Care.Eva Feder Kittay, Bruce Jennings & Angela A. Wasunna - 2005 - Journal of Political Philosophy 13 (4):443-469.
  9. Cognitive Disability and its Challenge to Moral Philosophy.Eva Feder Kittay & Licia Carlson (eds.) - 2010 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    Through a series of essays contributed by clinicians, medical historians, and prominent moral philosophers, Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral ...
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    Women and Moral Theory.Eva Feder Kittay & Diana T. Meyers - 1989 - Hypatia 4 (2):186-188.
  11. Equality, Dignity, and Disability.Eva Feder Kittay - 2005 - In Mary Ann Lyons & Fionnuala Waldron (eds.), (2005) Perspectives on Equality The Second Seamus Heaney Lectures. Dublin:. The Liffey Press,.
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    22 the Personal is Philosophical is Political: A Philosopher and Mother of a Cognitively Disabled Person Sends Notes From the Battlefield Eva Feder Kittay.Eva Feder Kittay - 2010 - In Eva Feder Kittay & Licia Carlson (eds.), Cognitive Disability and its Challenge to Moral Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
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    A Feminist Public Ethic of Care Meets the New Communitarian Family Policy.Eva Feder Kittay - 2001 - Ethics 111 (3):523-547.
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    When Caring Is Just and Justice is Caring: Justice and Mental Retardation.Eva Feder Kittay - 2001 - Public Culture 13 (3):557-580.
    Among the various human forms alluded to in the Hebrew prayer, mental retardation appears to be one of the most difficult to celebrate. It is the disability that other disabled persons do not want attributed to them. It is the disability for which prospective parents are most likely to use selective abortion (Wertz 2000). And it is the disability that prompted one of the most illustrious United States Supreme Court Justices to endorse forced sterilization, because "three generations of imbeciles are (...)
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    At the Margins of Moral Personhood.Eva Feder Kittay - 2008 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 5 (2-3):137-156.
    In this article I examine the proposition that severe cognitive disability is an impediment to moral personhood. Moral personhood, as I understand it here, is articulated in the work of Jeff McMahan as that which confers a special moral status on a person. I rehearse the metaphysical arguments about the nature of personhood that ground McMahan’s claims regarding the moral status of the “congenitally severely mentally retarded”. These claims, I argue, rest on the view that only intrinsic psychological capacities are (...)
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    Taking Dependency Seriously: The Family and Medical Leave Act Considered in Light of the Social Organization of Dependency Work and Gender Equality.Eva Feder Kittay - 1995 - Hypatia 10 (1):8 - 29.
    Contemporary industrialized societies have been confronted with the fact and consequences of women's increased participation in paid employment. Whether this increase has resulted from women's desire for equality or from changing economic circumstances, women and men have been faced with a crisis in the organization of work that concerns dependents, that is, those unable to care for themselves. This is labor that has been largely unpaid, often unrecognized, and yet is indispensable to human society.
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    Forever Small: The Strange Case of Ashley X.Eva Feder Kittay - 2011 - Hypatia 26 (3):610-631.
    I explore the ethics of altering the body of a child with severe cognitive disabilities in such a way that keeps the child “forever small.” The parents of Ashley, a girl of six with severe cognitive and developmental disabilities, in collaboration with her physicians and the Hospital Ethics Committee, chose to administer growth hormones that would inhibit her growth. They also decided to remove her uterus and breast buds, assuring that she would not go through the discomfort of menstruation and (...)
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    On Hypocrisy.Eva Feder Kittay - 1982 - Metaphilosophy 13 (3-4):277-289.
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    The Global Heart Transplant and Caring Across National Boundaries.Eva Feder Kittay - 2008 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 46 (S1):138-165.
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  20. Metaphor: Its Cognitive Force and Linguistic Structure.Eva Feder Kittay - 1990 - Oxford University Press.
    Taking into account pragmatic considerations and recent linguistic and psychological studies, the author forges a new understanding of the relation between metaphoric and literal meaning. The argument is illustrated with analysis of metaphors from literature, philosophy, science, and everyday language.
     
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  21. Ideal Theory Bioethics and the Exclusion of People with Severe Cognitive Disabilities.Eva Feder Kittay - 2009 - In Hilde Lindemann, Marian Verkerk & Margaret Urban Walker (eds.), Naturalized Bioethics: Toward Responsible Knowing and Practice. Cambridge University Press.
  22. Introduction: Defining Feminist Philosophy.Linda Martín Alcoff & Eva Feder Kittay - 2007 - In Linda Alcoff & Eva Feder Kittay (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy. Blackwell.
  23. Frames, Fields, and Contrasts: New Essays in Semantic and Lexical Organization.Adrienne Lehrer & Eva Feder Kittay (eds.) - 1992 - L. Erlbaum Associates.
    Recently, there has been a surge of interest in the lexicon. The demand for a fuller and more adequate understanding of lexical meaning required by developments in computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science has stimulated a refocused interest in linguistics, psychology, and philosophy. Different disciplines have studied lexical structure from their own vantage points, and because scholars have only intermittently communicated across disciplines, there has been little recognition that there is a common subject matter. The conference on which this (...)
     
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    Woman as Metaphor1.Eva Feder Kittay - 1988 - Hypatia 3 (2):63-86.
    Women's activities and relations to men are persistent metaphors for man's projects. I query the prominence of these and the lack of equivalent metaphors where men are the metaphoric vehicle for women and women's activities. Women's role as metaphor results from her otherness and her relational and mediational importance in men's lives. Otherness, mediation, and relation characterize the role of metaphor in language and thought. This congruence between metaphor and women makes the metaphor of woman especially potent in man's conceptual (...)
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  25. Caring for the Long Haul: Long-Term Care Needs and the (Moral) Failure to Acknowledge Them.Eva Feder Kittay - 2013 - International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 6 (2):66-88.
    As the mother of a daughter who has and will always require care to meet her most basic needs, I have seen firsthand how critical it is to have adequate means by which to meet those needs—for her sake, mine, and my family’s. Her flourishing life has contributed to enhancing not only our own, but those of all who care for her and who enter our lives. I have wanted to see us do better by all the families who struggle (...)
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  26. Introduction: Rethinking Philosophical Presumptions in Light of Cognitive Disability.Licia Carlson & Eva Feder Kittay - 2009 - Metaphilosophy 40 (3-4):307-330.
  27. Of “Men” and Metaphors: Shakespeare, Embodiment, and Filing Cabinets.Eva Feder Kittay, T. N. Ward, S. M. Smith & J. Vaid - 1997 - In T. B. Ward, S. M. Smith & J. Viad (eds.), Creative Thought: An Investigation of Conceptual Structures and Processes. American Psychological Association.
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    Centering Justice on Dependency and Recovering Freedom.Eva Feder Kittay - 2015 - Hypatia 30 (1):285-291.
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    Rationality, Personhood, and Peter Singer on the Fate of Severely Impaired Infants.Eva Feder Kittay - forthcoming - Pediatric Bioethics.
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  30. Planning a Trip to Italy, Arriving in Holland: The Delusion of Choice in Planning a Family.Eva Feder Kittay - 2010 - International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 3 (2):9.
    The title of this paper deserves an explanation—or rather two explanations, one for the portion preceding the colon, the other for that following as the subtitle. The first part is derived from a short essay by Emily Perl Kingsley, written in 1987 in response to questions she had received about what it is like to raise a child with Down Syndrome.1 Kingsley suggests that planning for a child is like planning a trip to some wonderful destination—in her example, Italy. She (...)
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  31. The Moral Harm of Migrant Carework: Realizing a Global Right to Care.Eva Feder Kittay - 2009 - Philosophical Topics 37 (2):53-73.
    Arlie Hochschild glosses the practice of women migrants in poor nations who leave their families behind for extended periods of time to do carework in other wealthier countries as a “global heart transplant” from poor to wealthy nations. Thus she signals the idea of an injustice between nations and a moral harm for the individuals in the practice. Yet the nature of the harm needs a clear articulation. When we posit a sufficiently nuanced “right to care,” we locate the harm (...)
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  32. Gender Struggles: Practical Approaches to Contemporary Feminism.Kathryn Pyne Addelson, Sandra Lee Bartky, Susan Bordo, Rosi Braidotti, Susan J. Brison, Judith Butler, Drucilla L. Cornell, Deirdre E. Davis, Nancy Fraser, Evelynn M. Hammonds, Nancy J. Hirschmann, Eva Feder Kittay, Sharon Marcus, Marsha Marotta, Julien S. Murphy, Iris MarionYoung & Linda M. G. Zerilli (eds.) - 2002 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The sixteen essays in Gender Struggles address a wide range of issues in gender struggles, from the more familiar ones that, for the last thirty years, have been the mainstay of feminist scholarship, such as motherhood, beauty, and sexual violence, to new topics inspired by post-industrialization and multiculturalism, such as the welfare state, cyberspace, hate speech, and queer politics, and finally to topics that traditionally have not been seen as appropriate subjects for philosophizing, such as adoption, care work, and the (...)
     
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    AH! My Foolish Heart: A Reply to Alan Soble's “Antioch's 'Sexual Offense Policy': A Philosophical Exploration”.Eva Feder Kittay - 1997 - Journal of Social Philosophy 28 (2):153-159.
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    Caring for the Long Haul: Long-Term Care Needs and the Failure to Acknowledge Them.Eva Feder Kittay - 2013 - International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 6 (2):66-88.
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    The Identification of Metaphor.Eva Feder Kittay - 1984 - Synthese 58 (2):153-202.
    A number of philosophers, linguists and psychologists have made the dual claim that metaphor is cognitively significant and that metaphorical utterances have a meaning not reducible to literal paraphrase. Such a position requires support from an account of metaphorical meaning that can render metaphors cognitively meaningful without the reduction to literal statement. It therefore requires a theory of meaning that can integrate metaphor within its sematics, yet specify why it is not reducible to literal paraphrase. I introduce the idea of (...)
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    On Hypocrisy1.Eva Feder Kittay - 1982 - Metaphilosophy 13 (3-4):277-289.
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    The Creation of Similarity: A Discussion of Metaphor in Light of Tversky's Theory of Similarity.Eva Feder Kittay - 1982 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:394 - 405.
    The cognitive gain in the use of metaphor and simile is nicely elucidated by Tversky's theory of similarity. The features of the theory which are of special importance are the directionality and context-dependency of similarity judgments. These indicate the extent to which such judgments are classificatory and that similarity is not only the cause of an object's classification but is also a derivative of groupings. Metaphor and simile exploit certain cognitive features involved in the relation between classification, context and similarity (...)
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    Dependency, Equality, and Welfare.Eva Feder Kittay - 1998 - Feminist Studies 24 (1):32.
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    The Greater Danger — Pornography, Social Science and Women's Rights: Reply to Brannigan and Goldenberg.Eva Feder Kittay - 1988 - Social Epistemology 2 (2):117 – 133.
  40. Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings.David Benatar, Cheshire Calhoun, Louise Collins, John Corvino, Yolanda Estes, John Finnis, Deirdre Golash, Alan Goldman, Greta Christina, Raja Halwani, Christopher Hamilton, Eva Feder Kittay, Howard Klepper, Andrew Koppelman, Stanley Kurtz, Thomas Mappes, Joan Mason-Grant, Janice Moulton, Thomas Nagel, Jerome Neu, Martha Nussbaum, Alan Soble, Sallie Tisdale, Alan Wertheimer, Robin West & Karol Wojtyla - 2007 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This book's thirty essays explore philosophically the nature and morality of sexual perversion, cybersex, masturbation, homosexuality, contraception, same-sex marriage, promiscuity, pedophilia, date rape, sexual objectification, teacher-student relationships, pornography, and prostitution. Authors include Martha Nussbaum, Thomas Nagel, Alan Goldman, John Finnis, Sallie Tisdale, Robin West, Alan Wertheimer, John Corvino, Cheshire Calhoun, Jerome Neu, and Alan Soble, among others. A valuable resource for sex researchers as well as undergraduate courses in the philosophy of sex.
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    Book Review: Anita Silvers, David Wasserman, and Mary B. Mahowald. Disability, Difference, and Discrimination: Perspectives on Justice in Bioethics and Public Policy. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998. [REVIEW]Eva Feder Kittay - 2002 - Hypatia 17 (1):209-213.
  42. Introduction to Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy.Eva Feder Kittay & Licia Carlson - 2000 - Metaphilosophy 31 (5):449-451.
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    A Demanding Ethics of Care.Eva Feder Kittay - 2020 - Hastings Center Report 50 (2):46-46.
    This is a response to a review of my book Learning From My Daughter. I argue that what the reviewers object to in my ethics of care is based partially on a mistaken view of my understanding of care.
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    Caring About Care.Eva Feder Kittay - 2019 - Philosophy East and West 69 (3):856-863.
    Every ethic, if it is not to be a feather in the wind, needs an epistemology. As we look at epistemologies from Plato's Theaetetus to Kant's First Critique to contemporary virtue epistemology, the question of knowledge is always tethered to an ethics, sometimes tightly, sometimes loosely. To live a good life and act rightly toward others, we need to know what we need to know to do this well; we need to know how to know that what we are doing (...)
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    Comments on Alice Crary’s The Horrific History of Comparisons Between Cognitive Disability and Animality and Peter Singer’s Response to Crary.Eva Feder Kittay - 2019 - Zeitschrift Für Ethik Und Moralphilosophie 2 (1):127-133.
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  46. Disability, Difference, Discrimination: Perspectives on Justice in Bioethics and Public Policy (Review).Eva Feder Kittay - 2002 - Hypatia 17 (1):209-213.
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    How Not to Argue for Selective Reproductive Procedures.Eva Feder Kittay - 2017 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 27 (2):185-215.
    Disability theorists have argued that the belief that we should prevent the birth of people with disabilities is prejudicial against disabled people. Particularly influential has been the Expressivity Objection to reproductive selective procedures aimed at eliminating disability. The Expressivity Objection in its strongest form says that to prevent the birth of a disabled child is to express the view that a disabled life is not worth living. In its weaker form, it says that to prevent the birth of a disabled (...)
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    In Whose Different Voice?Eva Feder Kittay - 1991 - Journal of Philosophy 88 (11):645-646.
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  49. Metaphor: Its Cognitive Force and Linguistic Structure.Eva Feder Kittay - 1988 - Mind 97 (387):479-481.
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  50. Metaphor, its cognitive force and linguistic structure.Eva Feder Kittay - 1989 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 179 (4):636-636.
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