not only adds to the literatures in traditional areas of philosophical inquiry, such as metaphysics and value theory; it also shows how feminist thought continues to transform these areas, not only with new approaches to old questions, but with new questions as well. This book smartly and uniquely captures much of the evolution of feminist philosophy in North America over the past quarter century, illuminating some of the most significant disagreements among contemporary feminists. Finally, it contributes substantially and critically to the literature on feminist practice on three issues that have emerged as crucial for many contemporary feminist theorists and activists—essentialism, coalition, and resistance—while adding powerfully to the public discourse on globalization, terrorism, and war. Beautifully conceived, this is an extremely rich collection on feminist discourse as it is unfolding today. It is not to be missed. (Joan Callahan, University of Kentucky)
. . . provides the reader with philosophical viewpoints that are especially innovative and ground-breaking. They open a wholly new dialog to which I expect many feminist and liberation theorists will want to contribute. (Shay Welch Science Theory and Practice
is a timely collection, bringing together new voices with those of our most distinguished theorists. Revisiting enduring questions and posing new ones, it will be a mainstay of feminist philosophy courses. (Ellen K. Feder, American University)
About the Author
Barbara S. Andrew
is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at William Paterson University of New Jersey. Jean Clare Keller
is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota. Lisa H. Schwartzman
is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University.