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 Oppression: The Fundamental Injustice of Social Institutions

Ann E. Cudd

in Analyzing Oppression

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780195187434
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786213 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195187431.003.0001

Series: Studies in Feminist Philosophy

  Oppression: The Fundamental Injustice of Social Institutions

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This chapter examines the use of the concept of oppression in political and philosophical discussions, and theories that attempt to explain it. From the genealogy of the concept, a general description of the harm of oppression and a set of paradigm cases are formulated. From a survey of theories that attempt to explain oppression, a set of questions that should be answered by a theory of oppression, and a survey of possible methodologies to employ in answering those questions are developed. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: modern liberalism; Marx; Mill; conceptual disorders; social injustice

Chapter.  13472 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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