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Title:
Feminist interpretations of John Rawls
Author:
Abbey, Ruth, 1961- editor of compilation.
ISBN:
9780271061146
Publication Information:
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2013] (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)
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1 online resource (pages cm)
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Re-reading the canon

Re-reading the canon.

UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Contents:
Radical liberals, reasonable feminists : reason, power, and objectivity in MacKinnon and Rawls / Anthony Simon Laden -- Feminism, method, and Rawlsian abstraction / Lisa H. Schwartzman -- Rereading Rawls on self-respect : feminism, family law, and the social bases of self-respect / Elizabeth Brake -- "The family as a basic institution" : a feminist analysis of the basic structure as subject / Clare Chambers -- Rawls, freedom, and disability : a feminist rereading / Nancy J. Hirschmann -- Rawls on international justice / Eileen Hunt Botting -- Jean Hampton's reworking of rawls : is "feminist contractarianism" useful for feminism? / Janice Richardson -- Liberal feminism : comprehensive and political / Amy R. Baehr.
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"A collection of essays that explore the philosophy and political theory of John Rawls from a variety of feminist perspectives"--Provided by publisher.
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In Feminist Interpretations of John Rawls, Ruth Abbey collects eight essays responding to the work of John Rawls from a feminist perspective. An impressive introduction by the editor provides a chronological overview of English-language feminist engagements with Rawls from his Theory of Justice onward. Abbey surveys the range of issues canvassed by feminist readers of Rawls, as well as critics' wide disagreement about the value of Rawls's corpus for feminist purposes. The eight essays that follow testify to the continuing ambivalence among feminist readers of Rawls. From the perspectives of political theory and moral, social, and political philosophy, the contributors address particular aspects of Rawls's work and apply it to a variety of worldly practices relating to gender inequality and the family, to the construction of disability, to justice in everyday relationships, and to human rights on an international level. The overall effect is to give a sense of the broad spectrum of possible feminist critical responses to Rawls, ranging from rejection to adoption.

Aside from the editor, the contributors are Amy R. Baehr, Eileen Hunt Botting, Elizabeth Brake, Clare Chambers, Nancy J. Hirschmann, Anthony Simon Laden, Janice Richardson, and Lisa H. Schwartzman.