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Bias, Structure, And Injustice: A Reply To Haslanger, Robin Zheng Mar 2018

Bias, Structure, And Injustice: A Reply To Haslanger, Robin Zheng

Feminist Philosophy Quarterly

Sally Haslanger has recently argued that philosophical focus on implicit bias is overly individualist, since social inequalities are best explained in terms of social structures rather than the actions and attitudes of individuals. I argue that questions of individual responsibility and implicit bias, properly understood, do constitute an important part of addressing structural injustice, and I propose an alternative conception of social structure according to which implicit biases are themselves best understood as a special type of structure.


For What Can The Kantian Feminist Hope? Constructive Complicity In Appropriations Of The Canon, Dilek Huseyinzadegan Mar 2018

For What Can The Kantian Feminist Hope? Constructive Complicity In Appropriations Of The Canon, Dilek Huseyinzadegan

Feminist Philosophy Quarterly

As feminist scholars, we hope that our own work is exempt from structural problems such as racism, sexism, and Eurocentricism, that is, the kind of problems that are exemplified and enacted by Kant’s works. In other words, we hope that we do not re-enact, implicitly or explicitly, Kant’s problematic claims, which range from the unnaturalness of a female philosopher, “who might as well have a beard,” the stupid things that a black carpenter said “because he was black from head to foot,” the poor women “living in the greatest slavery in the Orient,” to the “sheep-like existence of ...


Care And The Self: A Philosophical Perspective On Constructing Active Masculinities, Iva Apostolova, Elaina Gauthier-Mamaril Mar 2018

Care And The Self: A Philosophical Perspective On Constructing Active Masculinities, Iva Apostolova, Elaina Gauthier-Mamaril

Feminist Philosophy Quarterly

Our paper focuses on the philosophical perspective of constructing active (as opposed to reactive) caring masculinities agencies in the contemporary feminist discourse. Since contemporary feminisms are not simply anti-essentialist, but more importantly, polyphonic, we believe that it is far more appropriate to talk about ‘masculinities’ as opposed to ‘masculinity’. We are proposing a revised understanding of the self in which the self is not defined primarily in the dichotomous, categorical one-other relationship. We use Paul Ricoeur’s anthropology to describe the self as relational, as well as Joan Tronto’s recent perspective on care which fits well with a Ricoeurian ...


Kant On Sex. Reconsidered. -- A Kantian Account Of Sexuality: Sexual Love, Sexual Identity, And Sexual Orientation, Helga Varden Mar 2018

Kant On Sex. Reconsidered. -- A Kantian Account Of Sexuality: Sexual Love, Sexual Identity, And Sexual Orientation, Helga Varden

Feminist Philosophy Quarterly

Kant on sex gives most philosophers the following associations: a lifelong celibate philosopher; a natural teleological view of sexuality; a strange incorporation of this natural teleological account within his freedom-based moral theory; and a stark ethical condemnation of most sexual activity. Although this paper provides an interpretation of Kant’s view on sexuality, it neither defends nor offers an apology for everything Kant says about sexuality. Rather, it aims to show that a reconsidered Kant-based account can utilize his many worthwhile insights and that by making Kant’s account of sexuality more consistent with his own basic philosophical commitments, the ...


Complete Issue, Word Hoard Jan 2018

Complete Issue, Word Hoard

The Word Hoard

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Contributor Bios, Word Hoard Jan 2018

Contributor Bios, Word Hoard

The Word Hoard

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Review Of Sarah Schulman’S Conflict Is Not Abuse And The Cosmopolitans, Kevin Shaw Jan 2018

Review Of Sarah Schulman’S Conflict Is Not Abuse And The Cosmopolitans, Kevin Shaw

The Word Hoard

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Modern American Worship, Blair Trewartha Jan 2018

Modern American Worship, Blair Trewartha

The Word Hoard

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Two Poems, Geoffrey Morrison Jan 2018

Two Poems, Geoffrey Morrison

The Word Hoard

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Translation: Isis: A Play In Two Acts By Nawal El-Saadawi, Nina Youkhanna Jan 2018

Translation: Isis: A Play In Two Acts By Nawal El-Saadawi, Nina Youkhanna

The Word Hoard

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A Space To Write Woman-Becoming: Reading The Novels Of Kathy Acker As Simulacra, Jennifer Komorowski Jan 2018

A Space To Write Woman-Becoming: Reading The Novels Of Kathy Acker As Simulacra, Jennifer Komorowski

The Word Hoard

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Modern Supr Heroes, Hinson Calabrese Jan 2018

Modern Supr Heroes, Hinson Calabrese

The Word Hoard

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The Proverbial And Image Hangover: A Discussion Between Comics Researchers, Safiyya Hosein Jan 2018

The Proverbial And Image Hangover: A Discussion Between Comics Researchers, Safiyya Hosein

The Word Hoard

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Interior Landscape, Angie Quick Jan 2018

Interior Landscape, Angie Quick

The Word Hoard

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In Search Of Lost Time, Evelyn Deshane Jan 2018

In Search Of Lost Time, Evelyn Deshane

The Word Hoard

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Night Comes Early, Annick Macaskill Jan 2018

Night Comes Early, Annick Macaskill

The Word Hoard

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The North Sea In February, Lars Horn Jan 2018

The North Sea In February, Lars Horn

The Word Hoard

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A Slant Cut, Erica Mckeen Jan 2018

A Slant Cut, Erica Mckeen

The Word Hoard

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Three Poems, Devon Balwit Jan 2018

Three Poems, Devon Balwit

The Word Hoard

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The Booze Blues, Napatsi Folger Jan 2018

The Booze Blues, Napatsi Folger

The Word Hoard

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Chasers, Joshua G. Adair Jan 2018

Chasers, Joshua G. Adair

The Word Hoard

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Editors' Introduction, Emily L. Kring, Andy Verboom Jan 2018

Editors' Introduction, Emily L. Kring, Andy Verboom

The Word Hoard

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Is Utilitarianism Bad For Women?, H. E. Baber Dec 2017

Is Utilitarianism Bad For Women?, H. E. Baber

Feminist Philosophy Quarterly

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Is Utilitarianism Bad for Women?

Philosophers and policy-makers concerned with the ethics, economics, and politics of development argue that the phenomenon of ‘adaptive preference’ makes preference-utilitarian measures of well-being untenable. Poor women in the Global South, they suggest, adapt to deprivation and oppression and may come to prefer states of affairs that are not conducive to flourishing. This critique, however, assumes a questionable understanding of preference utilitarianism and, more fundamentally, of the concept of preference that figures in such accounts.

If well-being is understood as preference-satisfaction it is easy to see why poor women in the Global South are ...


The Arrow Of Care Map: Abstract Care In Ideal Theory, Asha L. Bhandary Dec 2017

The Arrow Of Care Map: Abstract Care In Ideal Theory, Asha L. Bhandary

Feminist Philosophy Quarterly

This paper advances a framework to conceptualize societal care-giving arrangements abstractly. It is abstract in that it brackets the meaning of our particular relationships. This framework, which I call “the arrow of care map”, is a descriptive tracking model that is a necessary component of a theory of justice, but it is not a normative prescription in itself. The basic idea of the map is then multiply specifiable to track various ascriptive identity categories as well as different categories of care labor. In this way, the idea of the arrow of care map serves as a conceptual frame within which ...


Using Focus Groups To Explore The Underrepresentation Of Female-Identified Undergraduate Students In Philosophy, Claire A. Lockard, Helen Meskhidze, Sean Wilson, Nim Batchelor, Stephen Bloch-Schulman, Ann J. Cahill Dec 2017

Using Focus Groups To Explore The Underrepresentation Of Female-Identified Undergraduate Students In Philosophy, Claire A. Lockard, Helen Meskhidze, Sean Wilson, Nim Batchelor, Stephen Bloch-Schulman, Ann J. Cahill

Feminist Philosophy Quarterly

This paper is part of a larger project designed to examine and ameliorate the underrepresentation of female-identified students in the philosophy department at Elon University. The larger project involved a variety of research methods, including statistical analysis of extant registration and grade distribution data from our department as well as the administration of multiple surveys. Here, we provide a description and analysis of one aspect of our research: focus groups. We ran three focus groups of female-identified undergraduate students: one group consisted of students who had taken more than one philosophy class, one consisted of students who had taken only ...


Resisting Body Oppression: An Aesthetic Approach, Sherri Irvin Dec 2017

Resisting Body Oppression: An Aesthetic Approach, Sherri Irvin

Feminist Philosophy Quarterly

This article argues for an aesthetic approach to resisting oppression based on judgments of bodily unattractiveness. Philosophical theories have often suggested that appropriate aesthetic judgments should converge on sets of objects consensually found to be beautiful or ugly. The convergence of judgments about human bodies, however, is a significant source of injustice, because people judged to be unattractive pay substantial social and economic penalties in domains such as education, employment and criminal justice. The injustice is compounded by the interaction between standards of attractiveness and gender, race, disability, and gender identity.

I argue that we should actively work to reduce ...


Not One, Not Two: Toward An Ontology Of Pregnancy, Maja Sidzinska Dec 2017

Not One, Not Two: Toward An Ontology Of Pregnancy, Maja Sidzinska

Feminist Philosophy Quarterly

Basic understandings of subjectivity are derived from principles of masculine embodiment such as discreteness. But pregnancy challenges such understandings because it represents a sort of splitting of the body. In the pregnant situation, a subject may experience herself as both herself and an other, as well as neither herself nor an other. This is logically untenable—an impossibility. If our discourse depends on discrete referents, then what paradigms of identity are available to the pregnant subject? What could be the pregnant subject's ontology?

Eric Bapteste and John Dupré offer the idea that organisms are processual beings. In their view ...


Credibility Excess And The Social Imaginary In Cases Of Sexual Assault, Audrey S. Yap Dec 2017

Credibility Excess And The Social Imaginary In Cases Of Sexual Assault, Audrey S. Yap

Feminist Philosophy Quarterly

This paper will connect literature on epistemic injustice with literature on victims and perpetrators, to argue that in addition to considering the credibility deficit suffered by many victims, we should also consider the credibility excess accorded to many perpetrators. Epistemic injustice, as discussed by Miranda Fricker, considers ways in which someone might be wronged in their capacity as a knower. Testimonial injustice occurs when there is a credibility deficit as a result of identity-prejudicial stereotypes. However, criticisms of Fricker have pointed out that credibility is part of a more complex system that includes both deficits and excesses. I will use ...


Terry Eagleton, Materialism, Jeff Ray Dec 2017

Terry Eagleton, Materialism, Jeff Ray

Chiasma: A Site For Thought

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Jacques Rancière, The Lost Thread, Anthony Christopher Coughlin Dec 2017

Jacques Rancière, The Lost Thread, Anthony Christopher Coughlin

Chiasma: A Site For Thought

No abstract provided.