Description - A Mind Of One's Own by Charlotte Witt
Feminist philosophers have long worked within an intellectual tradition dominated by privileged white men. Eighteen theorists of varied philosophical persuasions investigate the implications of this fact by looking anew at the foundational concepts of reason and objectivity. The resulting essays display a fertile intermingling of traditional and feminist perspectives in the history of philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics and political philosophy. . A book of tremendous influence when it first appeared, A Mind of One's Own reminded readers that the tradition of Western philosophy-- in particular, the ideals of reason and objectivity-- has come down to us from white males, nearly all of whom are demonstrably sexist, even misogynist. In this second edition, the original authors continue to ask, What are the implications of this fact for contemporary feminists working within this tradition? The second edition pursues this question about the value of reason and objectivity in new directions using the fresh perspectives and diverse viewpoints of the new generation of feminist philosophers.
A Mind of One's Own is essential reading and an essential reference for philosophers and for all scholars and students concerned about the nature of knowledge and our pursuit of it.
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Author Biography - Charlotte Witt
Louise Antony is professor of philosophy at Ohio State University. Her research and teaching interests are in the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, the foundations of cognitive science, and feminist theory. Charlotte Witt is professor and chair of philosophy at the University of New Hampshire. Her teaching and research interests are in ancient philosophy and feminist theory. She is the author of Substance and Essence in Aristotle.