Feminist Metaphysics

Explorations in the Ontology of Sex, Gender and the Self

Editors: Witt, Charlotte (Ed.)

  • The first collection of essays on the topic of feminist metaphysics
  • Contributions are original and important
  • Papers make connections between feminist theory and traditional metaphysical topics
  • Individual papers can be used in metaphysics courses
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About this book

The present volume is an exciting new collection of original essays by outstanding feminist theorists including Sally Haslanger, Marilyn Frye and Linda Alcoff. Feminist Metaphysics is the first collection of articles addressing metaphysical issues from a feminist perspective. The essays cover central feminist topics including: the ontology of sex and gender, persons, identity and subjectivity, and the relations among experience, ideology and reality. Many of the papers combine cutting-edge feminist theory with contemporary metaphysics and the philosophy of language. The volume is also distinctive in including articles representing both analytic and continental perspectives on metaphysics. The essays are philosophically sophisticated and are primarily intended for a professional audience of philosophers and feminist theorists.

About the authors

Charlotte Witt is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at the University of New Hampshire. Her research interests include ancient philosophy and feminist theory. Witt is author of "Aristotle on Substance and Essence" (Cornell University Press) and "Ways of Being in Aristotle" (Cornell University Press) and co-editor of five collected volumes including "A Mind of One's Own: Feminist Essays on Reason and Objectivity." She is a recipient of grants and fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Witt, Charlotte

    Pages 1-7

  • What Is Gender Essentialism?

    Witt, Charlotte

    Pages 11-25

  • Different Women. Gender and the Realism-Nominalism Debate

    Stoljar, Natalie

    Pages 27-46

  • The Metaphysics of Sex and Gender

    Sveinsdóttir, Ásta Kristjana

    Pages 47-65

  • Ontological Commitments, Sex and Gender

    Mikkola, Mari

    Pages 67-83

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9016-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feminist Metaphysics
Book Subtitle
Explorations in the Ontology of Sex, Gender and the Self
Editors
  • Charlotte Witt
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3783-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3783-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3782-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9016-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 232
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