Feminist Interpretations of W.V. Quine by Lynn Hankinson Nelson, Jack Nelson

By Lynn Hankinson Nelson, Jack Nelson

As one of many preeminent philosophers of the 20 th century, W. V. Quine (1908–2000) made groundbreaking contributions to the philosophy of technology, mathematical good judgment, and the philosophy of language. This choice of essays examines Quine's perspectives, relatively his holism and naturalism, for his or her worth (and their obstacles) to feminist theorizing today.

Some members to this quantity see Quine as seriously hard easy tenets of the logico-empiricist culture within the philosophy of science—the analytic/synthetic contrast, verificationism, foundationalism—and settle for quite a few of his positions as capability assets for feminist critique. different individuals regard Quine as an unrepentant empiricist and, in contrast to feminists who search to exploit or expand his arguments, they interpret his positions as some distance much less radical and extra difficult.

In specific, critics and advocates of Quine's arguments that the philosophy of technology might be "naturalized"—understood and pursued as an firm non-stop with the sciences proper—disagree deeply approximately no matter if this sort of naturalized philosophy is "philosophy enough." principal concerns at stake in those disagreements mirror present questions of distinct curiosity to feminists and in addition bridge the analytic and postmodern traditions. They contain questions about no matter if and the way the philosophy of technological know-how, as a kind of perform, is or should be normative in addition to questions about the implications of Quine's philosophy of language for the transparency and balance of meaning.

In representing feminist philosophy centrally engaged with the analytic culture, this quantity is critical not just for what it contributes to the certainty of Quine and naturalized epistemology but in addition for what it accomplishes in operating opposed to restrictive conceptions of where of feminism in the discipline.

Aside from the editors, the members are Kathryn Pyne Addelson, Louise M. Antony, Richmond Campbell, Lorraine Code, Jane Duran, Maureen Linker, Phyllis Rooney, and Paul A. Roth.

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The Older Woman in Recent Fiction by Zoe Brennan

By Zoe Brennan

This severe learn explores overdue 20th century novels by means of ladies writers - together with Doris Lessing, could Sarton and Barbara Pym - that function girl protagonists over the age of sixty. those novels create exchange discourses on getting older to these principally pejorative ones that dominate Western society. They holiday the silence that quite often surrounds the lives of the elderly through growing narratives that refuse to deal simply in discourses of stagnation and decline. One process they proportion is putting an older woman protagonist on the middle of the narrative, and this booklet investigates how she is represented relating to parts akin to sexuality, dependence and daily life. approach and surveys quite a few hypotheses from disciplines together with gerontology, psychology and feminism. It additionally experiences literary serious attitudes towards fictions of getting older. bankruptcy analyzes representations of bodily established characters. Anger is frequently visible as a reaction to the problems attributable to their failing our bodies, that's exacerbated by means of society's forget yet eased by means of relationships with their lady acquaintances. bankruptcy 3 discusses how paradigms of girl sexuality are built in this sort of method as to exclude the potential for older girls being sexually fascinating. bankruptcy 4 covers characters that stay a cheerful existence. Treating the novels from either an age and genderaware standpoint unearths a extra polemical part to them than is famous in additional traditional literary evaluations. bankruptcy 5 analyzes the elderly sleuth in classical detective fiction.

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Jane Austen and the Popular Novel: The Determined Author by A. Mandal

By A. Mandal

Feedback has frequently fastened Austen's oeuvre in the ideological locus of the 1790s, ignoring the extra topical attributes that her novels show. Such debts have for this reason missed the advanced engagements that happened among Austen's fiction and early nineteenth-century fiction. expert via a macrocosmic feel of the Romantic-era novel marketplace and a microcosmic research of intertexual dynamics, Jane Austen and the preferred Novel offers a clean and substitute standpoint at the mature fiction of Jane Austen.

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The self and it: novel objects in eighteenth-century England by Julie Park

By Julie Park

Gadgets we typically regard as "mere" imitations of the human—dolls, automata, puppets—proliferated in eighteenth-century England's quickly increasing industry tradition. in the course of the similar interval, there arose a literary style referred to as "the novel" that grew to become the adventure of lifestyles right into a narrated item of mental plausibility. Park makes a daring intervention in histories of the increase of the radical through arguing that the fabric gadgets abounding in eighteenth-century England's shopper markets labored together with the radical, itself a commodity fetish, as important instruments for fashioning the trendy self. because it constructs a background for the psychology of gadgets, The Self and It revises a narrative that others have seen as originating later: in an age of Enlightenment, issues have the facility to maneuver, have an effect on people's lives, and such a lot of all, permit a fictional style of selfhood. The ebook demonstrates simply how a lot the fashionable psyche—and its exciting projections of "artificial life"—derive from the formation of the early novel, and the reciprocal job among made issues and invented identities that underlie it.

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The Erotic Life of Racism by Sharon Patricia Holland

By Sharon Patricia Holland

A big intervention within the fields of serious race idea, black feminism, and queer thought, The Erotic lifetime of Racism contends that theoretical and political analyses of race have principally didn't comprehend and describe the profound ordinariness of racism and the ways in which it operates as a quotidian perform. If racism has a regular existence, how does it stay so robust and but masks its very presence? to reply to this query, Sharon Patricia Holland strikes into the territory of the erotic, figuring out racism's perform as constitutive to the perform of racial being and erotic choice.
Reemphasizing the black/white binary, Holland reinvigorates severe engagement with race and racism. She argues that merely through bringing severe race idea, queer idea, and black feminist concept into dialog with one another do we totally envision the connection among racism and the private and political dimensions of our wish. The Erotic lifetime of Racism provocatively redirects our consciousness to a wish now not self reliant of racism yet really embedded inside it.

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Virginia Woolf’s Essays: Sketching the Past by Elena Gualtieri

By Elena Gualtieri

Although as genres they can be ignored, the cartoon and the essay represented for Virginia Woolf the 2 varieties of writing during which she articulated her figuring out of the workings of literary background. during this leading edge examine, Elena Gualtieri analyzes intimately the intersection among essays and sketches in Woolf's non-fiction as a part of a far-reaching argument concerning the scopes and types of feminist feedback, its figuring out of the historic strategy and its place within the landscape of twentieth century highbrow history.

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Dr. Johnson's Women by Norma Clark, Visit Amazon's Norma Clarke Page, search

By Norma Clark, Visit Amazon's Norma Clarke Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Norma Clarke,

''I dined the day before today at Mrs Garrick’s with Mrs Carter, leave out Hannah extra and leave out Fanny Burney. 3 such ladies will not be to stumbled on; i do know no longer the place i may discover a fourth, other than Mrs Lennox, who's superiour to them all.'' --Samuel Johnson Dr. Johnson loved the corporate of smart ladies. Dr. Johnson’s girls explores his courting with six striking and profitable woman authors, all of whom he knew good: Elizabeth Carter, Hannah extra, Charlotte Lennox, Hester Thrale, Fanny Burney and Elizabeth Montagu. it's also an account of the characters and achievements of those girls. it is usually assumed that ladies writers within the eighteenth century suffered an analogous regulations and hindrances that faced their Victorian successors. Norma Clarke exhibits that this was once under no circumstances the case. Highlighting the possibilities to be had to ladies with expertise within the eighteenth century, Dr. Johnson’s ladies makes transparent simply how notable and sundry their achievements have been.

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