Feminist Ethics

Feminist Ethics What is feminist about feminist ethics Do women s voices yield a distinct approach to the study of ethics Although they re far from uniform women s voices shaped by legacies of sexual politics diff

  • Title: Feminist Ethics
  • Author: Claudia Card
  • ISBN: 9780700604821
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What is feminist about feminist ethics Do women s voices yield a distinct approach to the study of ethics Although they re far from uniform, women s voices, shaped by legacies of sexual politics, differ enough from men s to warrant a separate hearing In Feminist Ethics feminist philosopher Claudia Card provides the forum She brings together fifteen new essays on theWhat is feminist about feminist ethics Do women s voices yield a distinct approach to the study of ethics Although they re far from uniform, women s voices, shaped by legacies of sexual politics, differ enough from men s to warrant a separate hearing In Feminist Ethics feminist philosopher Claudia Card provides the forum She brings together fifteen new essays on the nature, current state, and implications of feminist ethics, including many by some of the best and best known feminist philosophers in the U.S The connecting threads Feminist ethics is born of women s refusals to endure with grace the arrogance, indifference, hostility, and damage of oppressively sexist environments, Card writes Thus, woven throughout feminist writings on ethics run experiences of oppression From a variety of perspectives the writers of these essays address a fundamental question If oppressive contexts shape the moral development of the oppressed, what does it mean for the oppressed to resist, to make morally responsible choices, to become moral agents, to develop character This volume presents no single answer Instead, the essays collected here reflect the pluralism and feistiness of modern feminism Subjects range from the history of feminist ethics to the logic of pluralist feminism, presenting feminist perspectives on such unexpected topics as terrorism, bitterness, women trusting other women, and survival and ethics.

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