Modern Engendering: Critical Feminist Readings in Modern Western Philosophy

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unique yet growing reinterpretation of the story of Western philosophy by groups whose voices have been excluded from this story. Because this interpretation is done by outsiders who are also insiders, both bound to the discipline and to each other yet in a disrupted way, it is particularly insightful about the ways canonized Western philosophy has contributed to the hegemonic dominant culture and about the ways it can perhaps, nonetheless, be useful to resistant readers.


Notes
1.
Le Michéle Doeuff, "Women and Philosophy" in Moil, Toril (ed.), French Feminist Thought: A Reader. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1987, p. 182.
2.
See Bartky, Sandra Lee introduction to her Femininity and Domination, Studies in the Phenomenology of Oppression, N.Y.: Routledge, 1990.
3.
Keller, Evelyn Fox Reflections on Gender and Science. New Haven: Yale University, 1985.
4.
The Monist 57 ( 1973).
5.
Pierce, Christine, "Equality: Republic V". The Monist 57 ( 1973): 1-11.
6.
The Philosophical Forum 5 ( 1973-1974).
7.
Gould, Carol C. "The Woman Question: Philosophy of Liberation and the Liberation of Philosophy." The Philosophical Forum 5 ( 1973-1974): 5-44.
8.
Gould, pp. 28-29.
9.
I believe that these three kinds of Western disciplinary contributions to the production of the Western system of interrelated gender differences, hence the Western cultural production of women are suggested by feminist criticisms of the disciplines. For some of these see: Caine, Barbara, Grosz, E. A., de Lepervanche, Marie (eds.) Crossing Boundaries: Feminism and the Critique of Knowledges. Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1988, DuBois, Ellen Carol, Kelly, Gail Paradise, Kennedy, Elizabeth Lapovsky, Korsmeyer , Carolyn W. and Robinson, Lillian S., Feminist Scholarship: Kindling in the Groves of Academe. University of Illinois, 1985, Spender, Dale (ed.) Men's Studies Modified: The Impact of Feminism on the Academic Disciplines. Oxford: Pergamon, 1981.
10.
On this, see LaCapra, Dominick, Rethinking Intellectual History. Cornell University, 1983, especially the first chapter "Rethinking Intellectual History and Reading Texts", pp. 23-74. See also, and somewhat in

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