Women, knowledge and reality: Explorations in feminist by Ann Garry, Marilyn Pearsall

By Ann Garry, Marilyn Pearsall

This moment variation of Women, wisdom, and Reality keeps to show the ways that feminist philosophers improve and problem philosophy. Essays through twenty-five feminist philosophers, seventeen of them new to the second one variation, handle primary concerns in philosophical and feminist equipment, metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophies of technological know-how, language, faith and mind/body. This moment version expands the views of ladies of colour, of postmodernism and French feminism, and specializes in the newest controversies in feminist thought and philosophy.

The chapters are geared up through conventional fields of philosophy, and contain introductions which distinction the guidelines of feminist thinkers with conventional philosophers. The gathered essays illustrate either the intensity and breadth of feminist reviews and the variety of latest feminist theoretical views.

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More than the foregoing authors, Bal celebrates interdisciplinarity in recent scholarship. " A Radical Question: How to Get Beyond the Essentialist Debate The essentialist movement is a good example of a critical movement reading a moment of crisis. It was inevitable, perhaps, that the feminist movement would at some point be challenged from within on the issue of epistemological coherence. As feminism has matured—from a realization that gender bias was systemic to a realization that the bias could be overcome in critical discourse and political action—feminists have had to confront their successes.

The distortion of the fields of meanings creates relationships among old concepts and incites a potential for ontological change in the sense that an individual's "world of meanings" has undergone a change. "36 In this article we argue that metaphoric process can be found in the Mosaic texts when Moses is portrayed as equating Yahweh (God of the Exodus) with El, the God of the Fathers. In the metaphoric pronouncement Yahweh=El (for example, in Exodus 3:6), Moses effectively creates a new meaning for the God of all the tribes of Israel.

Feminist Literary Theory: A Reader [London: Basil Blackwell, 1986], p. 235). ra GENDERED PERSPECTIVES This page intentionally left blank Chapter 2 FEMINISM AND BIBLICAL HERMENEUTICS: GENESIS 1-3 AS A TEST CASE Eileen Schuller The account of the creation of the world and the creation of Adam and Eve, its first inhabitants, serves as the beginning of the biblical story. These first chapters of Genesis, so short in length and so long in impact, will also serve for us as the starting point for a more generalized discussion of the relationship between feminism and biblical interpretation in the study of women and religion today.

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