Discovering Feminist Philosophy

Knowledge, Ethics, Politics

By (author) Robin May Schott

Hardback - £96.00

Publication date:

07 October 2003

Length of book:

168 pages


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780742514546

Many people believe that gender equality has been achieved. In such a world, why dwell on the dualism between the sexes? Why separate, and therefore marginalize, women's scholarship from scholarship as a whole? In short, why feminist philosophy?

Discovering Feminist Philosophy provides an accessible introduction to the central issues in feminist philosophy. At the same time, it answers current objections to feminism, arguing that in today's world it is as compelling as ever to probe the impact of the dualism of the sexes. Therefore, feminist perspectives make a vital contribution to the present and future of philosophy. Author Robin May Schott also contributes an original perspective on feminist ethics, based on her work on war and rape. This unique book is equal parts survey, viewpoint, and scholarship—ideal for anyone seeking to understand the current and future role of feminist philosophy.
Never before has an 'introduction' to feminist philosophy accomplished so much. In addition to providing a clear delineation of the contributions of feminist philosophy to ethics, epistemology, and the history of philosophy, Schott documents the centrality of feminist philosophy to the future of philosophy at large. This book will be indispensable for introducing scholars and students alike to the power and promise of feminist philosophy.