The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy by Miranda Fricker, Jennifer Hornsby

By Miranda Fricker, Jennifer Hornsby

The 13 specially-commissioned essays during this quantity are designed to supply an available and stimulating advisor via a space of philosophical inspiration and literature that has noticeable mammoth growth in recent times. They surround all of the center topic components typically taught in anglophone undergraduate and graduate philosophy classes, supplying either an outline of and a contribution to the correct debates. This quantity may be crucial analyzing for any scholar or instructor of philosophy who's all for where of feminism of their topic.

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When it comes to identifying the performance as a cause, there are two very different possibilities. To say, for example, that the performance caused a crack in the ceiling is to say that there are physical events more or less loosely associated with the performance that caused the cracking, but the performance per se is not among them (that certain sounds are part of the performance is irrelevant to whether they contributed to causing the crack). If, by contrast, as with the premiere in Paris of Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps, the performance caused a riot, its being a musical performance (something about which the audience had certain expectations) is crucial: in this case the performance per se was the cause, but not as a physical event, since it is not one.

33 I may lose many memories and character traits, so that my hold on my own past is tenuous and emotionally numbed, and my grasp of who I now am is fractured and confused. I may lose the affection and even recognition of the people who matter to me, and also the capacity to form new relationships. I may be unable to pursue my projects or embark on new ones, and may have very little emotional investment in the life I am living. Some theorists of personal identity would, I suspect, insist that as long as there remains a thread of continuity between the pre- and post-transplant selves, we have a case for the conclusion that they are the same person.

Eight years later he returns - or rather, an impostor arrives, who slips into Guerre's place and takes up the life he had left behind. Some time goes by before Guerre's wife, tortured by the belief that the impostor is not her husband, and that she is an adulteress, confesses her suspicions, and the impostor is brought to trial. Just as judgement is about to be announced, the original Martin Guerre walks into the court room, and the impostor is punished with death. In this narrative, it becomes important to establish the impostor's identity because he is usurping Guerre's sexual rights over his wife, or to put it another way, because Guerre has lost control over her.

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