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Philosophy Ethics & Moral Philosophy

Feminist Phenomenology Futures

edited by Helen A. Fielding & Dorothea E. Olkowski

contributions by Kyoo Lee, Lyat Friedman, Rachel McCann, Debra B. Bergoffen, Beata Starwarska, Eva-Maria Simms, Dolleen Manning, Christine Daigle, Gail Weiss, Christina Schües, Annemie Halsema, Jenny Slatman, Katy Fulfer, April Flakne, Rita Gardiner, Emily S. Lee & Silvia Stoller

Indiana University Press
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Oct 2017
Ethics & Moral Philosophy, Phenomenology
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Distinguished feminist philosophers consider the future of their field and chart its political and ethical course in this forward-looking volume. Engaging with themes such as the historical trajectory of feminist phenomenology, ways of perceiving and making sense of the contemporary world, and the feminist body in health and ethics, these essays affirm the base of the discipline as well as open new theoretical spaces for work that bridges bioethics, social identity, physical ability, and the very nature and boundaries of the female body. Entanglements with thinkers such as Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Beauvoir, and Arendt are evident and reveal new directions for productive philosophical work. Grounded in the richness of the feminist philosophical tradition, this work represents a significant opening to the possible futures of feminist phenomenological research.

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Christine Daigle is assistant professor, philosophy, Brock University and author of Le nihilisme est-il un humanisme? Étude sur Nietzsche et Sartre.

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Katy Fulfer is an assistant professor of philosophy and women’s studies at the University of Waterloo. Her research interests are primarily in the field of feminist bioethics. Some of her previous publications, which have appeared in journals such as Hypatia, Developing World Bioethics, and IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, examine the ethics of transnational surrogacy. Her current research examines surrogacy in the Canadian context. She is specifically interested in questions of commodification, exploitation, agency, and moral deliberation in assisted reproduction. In addition, Fulfer’s research examines these concepts in the context of animal ethics and in the context of the philosophy of Hannah Arendt.


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Editorial Reviews


The authors of this compilation offer a phenomenological analysis that engages not only with previous works on feminist phenomenology, but also with works that have been challenged before by the feminist tradition, and with works that belong to other frameworks and disciplines. Anyone working on feminist theory, in general, will be greatly benefitted by exploring these works, and discussing their contributions.

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