Work of the Fellows: Edited Volume

A Mind of One’s Own: Feminist Essays on Reason and Objectivity

Antony, Louise M. (Fellow, 1989-90); Witt, Charlotte, ed.

Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1993

From the publisher's description:

A book of tremendous influence when it first appeared, A Mind of One's Own reminded readers that the tradition of Western philosophy-- in particular, the ideals of reason and objectivity-- has come down to us from white males, nearly all of whom are demonstrably sexist, even misogynist. In this second edition, the original authors continue to ask, What are the implications of this fact for contemporary feminists working within this tradition? The second edition pursues this question about the value of reason and objectivity in new directions using the fresh perspectives and diverse viewpoints of the new generation of feminist philosophers. A Mind of One's Own is essential reading and an essential reference for philosophers and for all scholars and students concerned about the nature of knowledge and our pursuit of it.

Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; Philosophy; Epistemology; Feminist Theory; Gender Identity