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Feminists Doing Ethics

Edited by Peggy DesAutels and Joanne Waugh

Feminists Doing Ethics is the debut title in the new Rowman & Littlefield series, Feminist Constructions. In this thoughtful collection, contributors refashion essays from the international conference on feminist ethics, Feminist Ethics Revisited (October 1999), with an aim to critique social practice and develop an ethics of universal justice. The essays in this exciting volume explore the intricacies and impact of reasoned moral action, the virtues of character, and the empowering responsibility that morality generates. Feminists Doing Ethics brings to light concepts and ideas that are intended to extend our understanding of morality and of ourselves. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 280Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
978-0-7425-1210-8 • Hardback • September 2001 • $113.00 • (£75.00)
978-0-7425-1211-5 • Paperback • September 2001 • $38.00 • (£24.95)
978-0-7425-7996-5 • eBook • September 2001 • $36.00 • (£24.95)
Peggy DesAutels is the coauthor of Praying for a Cure. She is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Dayton. Joanne Waugh is the author of numerous articles and chapters including 'Socrates, and the Character of the Platonic Dialogue' featured in Who Speaks for Plato. She is associate professor of philosophy at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Part 1 Theory Matters
Chapter 2 Seeing Power in Morality: A Proposal for Feminist Naturalism in Ethics
Chapter 3 The Scope of Our Concerns: Reflections on 'Woman' as the Subject of Feminist Politics
Part 4 Forming Selves, Being Agents
Chapter 5 Social Groups and Individuals - Individuality, Agency, & Theory
Chapter 6 Identity and Free Agency
Chapter 7 Violent Bodies
Part 8 Character and Its Virtues
Chapter 9 Critical Virtue Ethics: Understanding Oppression as Morally Damaging
Chapter 10 Feminist Ethics: Care as a Virtue
Chapter 11 Angels, Rubbish Collectors, and Pursuers of Erotic Joy: The Image of the Ethical Woman
Chapter 12 Is Refusing to Forgive a Vice?
Part 13 Thinking Right, Feeling Good
Chapter 14 Gender and Moral Reasoning Revisited: Re-Engaging Feminist Psychology
Chapter 15 Constructing Feelings: Jane Austen and Naomi Scheman on the Moral Role of Emotions
Part 16 Taking Responsibility
Chapter 17 Does Managing Professionals Affect Professional Ethics
Chapter 18 Political Care and Humanitarian Response
Chapter 19 Taking Responsibility for Community Violence
What a remarkably lively collection of essays DesAustels and Waugh have brought together in this text! Succinct and engaging, each essay provides creative new insights into feminist theorizing about ethics. This text is delightfully tantalizing, highlighting the very best of current feminist theorizing. Highly recommended.

Feminists Doing Ethics is an outstanding collection of essays by feminist scholars that can quite effectively supplement both beginning and more advanced thinking about morality. Perhaps one of its greatest contributions tot he field is the way these authors and editors conceive of moral philosophy itself.
APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy

These exciting, cutting-edge essays reconceive issues, from struggle against multiple oppressions to responses to hate crimes in our own communities and to global humanitarian appeals to uninformed compassion for victims. An outstanding collection. Excellent teaching material and required reading for all with an interest in practical ethics.
Claudia Card, University of Wisconsin at Madison