By Andrea Nye
A feminist method of the heritage of contemporary philosophy finds new insights into the lives and works of significant figures akin to Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume, and is important to an appreciation of the appearance of feminist philosophy. Feminism and sleek Philosophy introduces scholars to the most thinkers and topics of recent philosophy from varied feminist views, and highlights the function of gender in learning vintage philosophical texts.
This publication indicates how the real figures within the heritage of contemporary philosophy were reinterpreted by means of feminist conception, including:
* feminist evaluations of Descartes' rationalism
* Locke's 'state of nature' because it pertains to the family
* the costs of misogyny levelled opposed to Kant
In addition, the e-book introduces lesser-studied texts and interpretations, such as:
* the metaphysics of Leibniz's modern, Anne Conway
* Annette Baier's contemporary presentation and defence of Hume
Feminism and glossy Philosophy: An Introduction is written in an obtainable and full of life variety, and every bankruptcy ends with a precious annotated advisor to extra examining. will probably be applicable for philosophy in addition to gender reports classes the advance of contemporary western suggestion.
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Extra resources for Feminism and Modern Philosophy (Understanding Feminist Philosophy)
It could continue to expose obscurantist metaphysics that gets in the way of science. It could point out mistakes in logic that might occur in specialized areas such as biology, linguistics, or sociology. As the natural sciences challenged and won philosophical terrain, the defense of disciplinal boundaries was to many philosophers a necessary defense of philosophy itself. Descartes should be read accordingly, using properly philosophical tools of logical analysis. Is what is said true? Are the arguments valid?
Is what is said true? Are the arguments valid? Is there a fallacy in Descartes’s arguments for the existence of God? Can his “dreaming” argument be refuted? These are the questions that require philosophic skill, but it was just this sort of atemporal logical critique that Bordo disavowed in favor of psycho-cultural interpretation. A second line of questioning concerned Bordo’s use of psychology. The theories used by Bordo to further present understanding of Descartes could themselves be seen as artifacts of particular moments in history.
Readers of philosophy learn to distinguish claims and evaluate arguments, skills that do not require knowledge of the private or personal lives of the men who made the claims. Feminist readings of philosophy that pay attention to gender relations challenge these standards of professional conduct, at the same time as they presuppose a different view of the role of philosophy. The shock of Hume’s, Rousseau’s, and Kant’s treatment of women forces the realization that philosophy is not independent of experience.