An Egalitarian Overview

Mary Briody Mahowald

in Bioethics and Women

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780195176179
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786558 | DOI:
  An Egalitarian Overview

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After critiquing principle-based and case-based approaches to bioethics, this chapter develops and defends a conception of gender justice, as central to analyses of issues in women’s health care. Autonomy, rights, and justice are among the key concepts that it considers. Classical pragmatists and feminist standpoint theorists are enlisted in support of epistemological and ethical reasons for attributing “privileged status” to women’s decisions about their health.

Keywords: gender justice; classical pragmatism; feminist standpoint theory; women’s health; equality; rights; autonomy

Chapter.  10841 words. 

Subjects: Feminist Philosophy

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