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Abortion

Michael Tooley.

in Philosophy

P ublished online May 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 36782 words.

Questions concerning the moral and appropriate legal status of abortion are among the most important issues in applied ethics, and answering those questions involves addressing some...

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Abortion and the Poor

in Feminist Writings

March 2015; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 930 words.

Each year in France, a million women have abortions with no punishment.

In practice, the law against abortion is widely repudiated by public opinion; it is so often disobeyed that...

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Abstract Commodity Form and Bare Life

Ewa Płonowska Ziarek.

in Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism

October 2012; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 12104 words.

This chapter provides a feminist diagnosis of form and political violence by juxtaposing the commodification of female bodies with the biopolitics of race and gender. It also compares the...

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Academic Feminism Versus Hollywood Feminism

Kelly Oliver.

in Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down

October 2012; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 12082 words.

This chapter follows the parallel courses of various feminists'—Simone de Beauvoir, Julia Kristeva, Iris Marion Young—revaluations of pregnant embodiment and Hollywood's changing depictions...

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Accident and Excess

Kelly Oliver.

in Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down

October 2012; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 10107 words.

This chapter discusses how the language of choice has progressed in pregnancy films and put into the service of pro-life family values. Even while these films support a woman's right to...

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Action

Adrian Haddock.

in Philosophy

P ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 6449 words.

The philosophy of action shares with its topic a certain uncertainty of location. Is action located inside the mind or outside the mind—or does it in some way belong to both domains...

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Active Ignorance, Epistemic Others, and Epistemic Friction

José Medina.

in The Epistemology of Resistance

February 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 14140 words.

Focusing on racial and sexual oppression and their interrelation, chapter 1 provides an analysis of active ignorance and of three epistemic vices that support it: epistemic arrogance,...

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Adaptive Preferences and Agency: The Selective Effects of Adaptive Preference

Serene J. Khader.

in Adaptive Preferences and Women's Empowerment

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 13371 words.

The deliberative perfectionist approach says that the existing values of people with adaptive preferences should shape development interventions. It will be difficult to endorse it if we...

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Adaptive Preferences and Choice: Are Adaptive Preferences Autonomy Deficits?<sup>*</sup>

Serene J. Khader.

in Adaptive Preferences and Women's Empowerment

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 14520 words.

This chapter contains the central arguments against conceiving adaptive preferences as autonomy deficits. Attempts to define adaptive preferences as procedural autonomy deficits—despite...

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Adaptive Preferences and Women's Empowerment

Serene J. Khader.

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 264 pages.

Women and other oppressed and deprived people sometimes collude with the forces that perpetuate injustice against them. Women’s acceptance of their lesser claim on household resources like...

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