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Contemporary Feminist Pragmatism : Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy - Maurice Hamington

Contemporary Feminist Pragmatism

Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

By: Maurice Hamington (Editor), Celia Bardwell-Jones (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 17th April 2012
ISBN: 9780415899918
Number Of Pages: 280

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The notion of "feminist pragmatism" or "pragmatist feminism" has been around since Charlene Haddock Seigfried introduced it two decades ago. However, the bulk of the work in this field has been directed toward recovering the feminist strain of classical American philosophy, largely through renewed interest in the work of Jane Addams. This exploration of the origins of feminism and pragmatism has been fruitful in building a foundation for theoretical considerations.

The editors of this volume believe the next logical step is the contemporary application to both theory and experience. Contemporary Feminist Pragmatism is the first book to address the modern significance of the nexus of feminism and pragmatism. The issues explored here include the relationship between community and identity, particularly around the impact of gender and race; reframing political practice regarding feminist pragmatist commitments including education, sustainability movements, and local efforts like community gardens; and the association between ethics and inquiry including explorations of Buddhism, hospitality, and animal-human relationships.

Selected Contents:
Community and Identity
Transforming Whiteness with Roycean Loyalty: A Pragmatist Feminist Account
The Hostile Gospel and Democratic Faith: Black Feminist Reflections on Rap and John Dewey
Border Communities and Royce: The Problem of Translation and Reinterpreting Feminist Empiricism
Dynamic Borders, Dynamic Identities: A Pragmatist Ontology Of "Groups" For Critical Multicultural Transnational Feminisms
Solving the Problem of Epistemic Exclusion: A Pragmatist Feminist Approach
Political Practice
Feminist-Pragmatist Democratic Practice and Contemporary Sustainability Movements
Community Gardeners or Radical Homemakers?
Education's Role in Democracy: The Power of Pluralism
Ethics and Inquiry
Visionary Pragmatism and an Ethics of Connectivity: An Alternative to the Autonomy Tradition in Analytic Ethics
The Revolutionary Fact of Compassion
Hospitality as Moral Inquiry: Sympathetic Knowledge in the Guest/Host Encounter
A Methodological Interpretation of Feminist Pragmatism
Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Women, Animals, and Oppression
Natural Caring: A Pragmatist Feminist Approach to Ethics in the More-Than-Human World
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ISBN: 9780415899918
ISBN-10: 0415899915
Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 17th April 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1

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