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Rationality and feminist philosophy

Author: Deborah K Heikes
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010.
Series: Continuum studies in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rationality and Feminist Philosophy argues that the Enlightenment conception of rationality that feminists are fond of attacking is no longer a live concept. Deborah K. Heikes shows how contemporary theories of rationality are consonant with many feminist concerns and proposes that feminists need a substantive theory of rationality, which she argues should be a virtue theory of rationality. Within both feminist and  Read more...
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Heikes, Deborah K.
Rationality and feminist philosophy.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010
(DLC) 2009028819
(OCoLC)428731303
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah K Heikes
ISBN: 9781441194893 1441194894 9781441161918 1441161910
OCLC Number: 635947391
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 173 pages).
Contents: Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Part One: Feminist Approaches to Rationality; 1 Introduction: With Good Reason; 2 Musings on the Landscape: Feminism and Rationality; Part Two: Enlightenment Approaches to Rationality; 3 The Good, the Bad, and the Dichotomous: Cartesian Rationality; 4 Instrumentalism on Steroids: Humean Rationality; 5 Reason Only a Father Could Love?: Kantian Rationality; Part Three: Contemporary Approaches to Rationality; 6 Let the Games Begin: Wittgensteinian Rationality; 7 The Unbearable Emptiness of Pure Reason: Evolutionary Rationality. 8 We Don't Need No Stinkin' Rules: Virtue RationalityPart Four: Feminist Approaches to Rationality, Revisited; 9 Baby Come Back: Feminists Need Rationality; 10 Virtue is Its Own Reward: Toward a Feminist Theory of Rationality; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W.
Series Title: Continuum studies in philosophy.
Responsibility: Deborah K. Heikes.

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Argues that the Enlightenment conception of rationality that feminists are fond of attacking is no longer a live concept. The author shows how contemporary theories of rationality are consonant with  Read more...

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