Seyla Benhabib's Feminist contentions: a philosophical exchange, Volumes PDF

By Seyla Benhabib

ISBN-10: 0415910854

ISBN-13: 9780415910859

This quantity offers a debate among 4 of the pinnacle feminist theorists within the usa. Seyla Benhabib, Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell and Nancy Fraser talk about a number of the key questions dealing with feminist idea. each one articulates her personal place in an preliminary essay, then responds to the others in a follow-up essay, making attainable a talk among those influential feminist thinkers. began as a symposium at the factor of feminism and postmodernism, the amount developed right into a dialogue of broader concerns equivalent to the usefulness of postmodernism as a theoretical notion; the function of philosophy in social feedback; how historic narrative is better conceptualized; the prestige of the topic of feminism; and the political results of other formulations of a majority of these matters. in contrast to many collections which imagine a given subject and ask numerous thinkers to reply to it, this layout permits the individuals themselves to articulate their very own perspectives at the key questions dealing with feminist thought and distinguish their perspectives from others.

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F. Hegel, "At this point we leave Africa not to mention it again. For it is no historical part of the world: it has no movement or 32 ! Benhabib development to exhibit. Historical movements in it-that is in the northern part-belong to the Asiatic or European World ... What we properly understand by Africa, is the Unhistorical, Undeveloped Spirit, still involved in the conditions of mere nature ... " in: The Philosophy of History, trans. by J. Sibree and Introd. by C. J. Friedrich (New York: Dover Publications, 1956), 99.

See Michael Walzer, Interpretation and Social Criticism (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987), especially 8~18. 27. See Georgia Warnke's discussion of Michael Walzer's position for an alternative account more sympathetic to the possibility of immanent, social criticism than my own, "Social Interpretation and Political Theory: Walzer and His Critics," in: The Philosophical Forum, Vol. xxi, Nos. 1-2 (Fall-Winter 1989-90), 204 H. 28. Jessica Benjamin, The Bonds of Love: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and the Problem of Domination (New York: Pantheon Books, 1968).

Hegel, "At this point we leave Africa not to mention it again. For it is no historical part of the world: it has no movement or 32 ! Benhabib development to exhibit. Historical movements in it-that is in the northern part-belong to the Asiatic or European World ... What we properly understand by Africa, is the Unhistorical, Undeveloped Spirit, still involved in the conditions of mere nature ... " in: The Philosophy of History, trans. by J. Sibree and Introd. by C. J. Friedrich (New York: Dover Publications, 1956), 99.

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