Feminism in Philosophy

Rae Langton

in The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780199234769
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:


Feminism in Philosophy

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This article explores how feminism might illuminate philosophy, and indeed vice versa. The aim is not so much to survey the immense continent of feminist philosophical research, as to display, and occasionally instantiate, some small parts of it. In thinking about how feminism has contributed to philosophy, the article considers it worth looking at two rather general ideas: the idea of dualism, and the idea of androcentrism. In thinking about how philosophy has contributed to feminism, it is also worth looking at one rather specific idea: the idea of treating someone as an object.

Keywords: feminism; feminist philosophy; dualism; androcentrism; psychological traits; psychoanalytic theory

Article.  13171 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Feminist Philosophy

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