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Hypatia 21.4 (2006) 239-241

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Emanuela Bianchi is visiting assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy, Haverford College. She is editor of a collection of essays in feminist philosophy, Is Feminist Philosophy Philosophy? (1999), and is working on a manuscript provisionally entitled "Teleology and Its Symptoms: Sexual Difference in the Aristotelian Cosmos." (
Susan J. Brison is associate professor of philosophy at Dartmouth College and has held visiting appointments at Tufts, New York University, and Princeton. She is author of Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self (2002) and Speech, Harm, and Conflicts of Rights (forthcoming) and coeditor of Contemporary Perspectives on Constitutional Interpretation (1993). (
Lisa Cassidy is assistant professor of philosophy at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She completed her dissertation at the University of Connecticut in 2003. She works primarily in feminist philosophy, particularly on the family, responsibility, and care ethics. She also studies the scholarship of pedagogy. Her recently published articles address diverse topics: the Terri Schiavo controversy, Noddings and Singer on care ethics, and effectively teaching Kant's ethics. (
Victoria Davion is professor and head of the Philosophy Department at the University of Georgia. She is the founding and current editor of the international journal Ethics & the Environment. Davion specializes in ethical theory, applied ethics, women's studies, and social and political philosophy, and publishes in a variety of journals, such as Social Theory and Practice, Hypatia, Public Affairs Quarterly, and the Journal of Social Philosophy. She is coeditor (with Clark Wolf) of the Idea of a Political Liberalism: Essays on Rawls (2000). (
Marilyn Friedman teaches philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. Her current research interests include female terrorists, women and cultural minorities, feminist approaches to civic republicanism, and the question of whether virtue is required for happiness or well being. She recently authored Autonomy, Gender, Politics (2003) and edited Women and Citizenship (2005). ( [End Page 239]
Joan Gibson received her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Toronto. She teaches in the interdisciplinary Humanities Program and Women's Studies at York University with a focus on women and rationality in the medieval and early modern period. She has recently completed a coauthored survey of Latinate women of Iberia in the early modern period, and is preparing a study of Luisa Sigea. (
Nancy J. Hirschmann is the R. Jean Brownlee Term Chair of Women's Studies and professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. Her book The Subject of Liberty: Toward a Feminist Theory of Freedom won the 2004 Victoria Schuck Award for the best book on women and politics from the American Political Science Association. Her new book Gender Class and Freedom in Modern Political Theory is forthcoming from Princeton University Press. Hirschmann currently is on a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for her new project, "A Political Theory of Illness and Disability." (
Bonnie Mann is author of Women's Liberation and the Sublime and assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Oregon in Eugene. A long-time activist in the movement against violence against women and U.S. aggression in Central America, she currently is working on a book manuscript entitled "The Primacy of the Aesthetic: Manhood, Sexuality, and Nation in Post-9/11 USA." She is a founder of the Society for Interdisciplinary Feminist Phenomenology. (
Mary Kate Mcgowan is associate professor of philosophy at Wellesley College. Her main areas of research are metaphysics, philosophy of language, and feminist uses of philosophy of language. She is currently thinking about how speech covertly enacts facts about what is permissible for others. She is also especially interested in the precise functioning of racist hate speech and pornography. (
Birgitte Huitfeldt Midttun is Master of Arts in Literary Science, University of Oslo (2004), and is currently working on her Ph.D. on Ibsen's women and modern feminist thinkers. She has worked for several years as an editor and publisher of books, and conducts interviews and...


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