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The Wrong of Injustice: Dehumanization and its Role in Feminist Philosophy

Mari Mikkola


The book examines contemporary structural social injustices from a distinctly feminist perspective. It asks: what makes social group based oppression, discrimination, and domination wrongful? And what grounds the wrongfulness of patriarchal damage done to women? In thinking about these normative issues, the book puts forward two related views. First, it argues for a paradigm shift in focus away from feminist philosophy that is organized around the gender concept woman and toward feminist philosophy that is humanist. This is against the following theoretical backdrop: Politically effective femi ... More

Keywords: feminism, philosophy, dehumanization, gender, social injustice, humanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190601072
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190601072.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mari Mikkola, author
Professor, Department of Philosophy, Humboldt University, Berlin