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Out from the Shadows

Edited by Sharon L. Crasnow and Anita M. Superson

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199855469
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932788 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.001.0001

Series: Studies in Feminist Philosophy

Out from the Shadows

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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 most part left out of traditional analytical philosophy. The effects of social progress can be tradition-changing at various levels, bringing traditional philosophy “out from the shadows.” The 18 papers (all but two previously unpublished) in this volume, spanning most areas of philosophy, address the social progress being made by analytical feminism in its attempt to bring traditional issues out from the shadows into the light of feminist critique. The volume represents current discussions on topics that have not been previously addressed by feminists, and further discussions on topics that feminists have already addressed but are here themselves critiqued.

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

Book.  560 pages. 

Subjects: Feminist Philosophy

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Introduction in Out from the Shadows

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Resistance Is (Not) Futile: in Out from the Shadows

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Autonomy in Relation in Out from the Shadows

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Critical Character Theory: in Out from the Shadows

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Constructivism and Feminism in Out from the Shadows

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