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Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy

Sharon L. Crasnow and Anita M. Superson


Philosophy is by its very nature a critical discipline. Due to its critical nature, all philosophy is progressive, building on the lessons of the past, offering new ways of thinking about the present and the future. Recent debates within analytical philosophy have become very rigorous and fine-tuned, with great attention to detail, resulting in much progress. But social progress, the progress that feminists and other critical philosophers have made or are trying to make toward the goal of “better” knowledge, knowledge that is not only true but relevant for improving our lives, has been for the ... More

Keywords: analytical feminism, oppression, social progress, traditional philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199855469
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharon L. Crasnow, editor
Norco College

Anita M. Superson, editor
University of Kentucky

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Anita M. Superson and Sharon L. Crasnow

1 Resistance Is (Not) Futile:

Ann E. Cudd University of Kansas

2 A Feminist, Kantian Conception of the Right to Bodily Integrity

Helga Varden University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

3 Autonomy in Relation

Andrea C. Westlund University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

4 Critical Character Theory:

Robin S. Dillon Lehigh University

5 Modesty as a Feminist Sexual Virtue

Anne Barnhill Johns Hopkins University

7 Constructivism and Feminism

Julia Driver Washington University in St. Louis

8 Politically Significant Terms and Philosophy of Language

Jennifer Mather Saul University of Sheffield

9 Illocution and Expectations of Being Heard

Maura Tumulty Colgate University

10 Is There a “Feminist” Philosophy of Language?

Louise Antony University of Massachusetts–Amherst

11 Silence and Institutional Prejudice

Miranda Fricker Birkbeck, University of London

12 Knowing Moral Agents:

Heidi E. Grasswick Middlebury College

14 Uses of Value Judgments in Science

Elizabeth Anderson University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

16 The Web of Valief

Miriam Solomon Temple University

17 Self-Constructions:

Mariam Thalos Philosophy Department, University of Utah

18 Who Is Included?

Ann Garry California State University, Los Angeles

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