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The Virtue of Feminist Rationality
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 201311
  • Antal sidor: 224
  • Vikt i gram: 313
  • ISBN10:1472533453
  • ISBN13:9781472533456

The Virtue of Feminist Rationality

(Häftad)
Beskrivning:

Feminist philosophers have been some of the most vocal critics of reason and rationality. While most feminists realize that rationality is a concept that cannot be entirely abandoned, few have considered how to construct a positive account of rationality. This book represents a sustained argument for a feminist theory of rationality. It opens by asking the question: is reason inherently masculine? Deborah K. Heikes goes on to answer this question negatively and to examine what feminists actually want from a theory of rationality, specifying what a virtue theory of rationality is and how it works. She identifies those features that feminists believe are central to reason, identifying four dichotomies that are central to feminist thinking (mind/body, reason/emotion, identity/difference, objectivity/subjectivity), and argues that they can be captured by conceiving of rationality as a virtue concept. She further demonstrates how a specifically feminist theory of rationality can provide objective grounds for feminists' moral, political and epistemic agendas.

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