Hypatia

Hypatia 16.1, Winter 2001

Contents

Articles

    Gaard, Greta Claire.
  • Tools for a Cross-Cultural Feminist Ethics: Exploring Ethical Contexts and Contents in the Makah Whale Hunt
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    Subject Headings:
    • Makah Indians -- Hunting -- Washington (State)
    • Whaling -- Moral and ethical aspects.
    • Feminist ethics.
    Abstract:
      Antiracist white feminists and ecofeminists have the tools but lack the strategies for responding to issues of social and environmental justice cross-culturally, particularly in matters as complex as the Makah whale hunt. Distinguishing between ethical contexts and contents, I draw on feminist critiques of cultural essentialism, ecofeminist critiques of hunting and food consumption, and socialist feminist analyses of colonialism to develop antiracist feminist and ecofeminist strategies for cross-cultural communication and cross-cultural feminist ethics.
    Weasel, Lisa, 1966-
  • Dismantling the Self/Other Dichotomy in Science: Towards a Feminist Model of the Immune System
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    Subject Headings:
    • Immunology -- Philosophy.
    • Feminism and science.
    • Knowledge, Theory of.
    Abstract:
      Despite the development of a vast body of literature pertaining to feminism and science, examples of how feminist philosophies might be applied to scientific theories and practice have been limited. Moreover, most scientists remain unfamiliar with how feminism pertains to their work. Using the example of the immune system, this paper applies three feminist epistemologies--feminist empiricism, feminist standpoint theory, and feminist postmodernism--to assess competing claims of immune function within a feminist context.
    Nicholas, Barbara.
  • Exploring a Moral Landscape: Genetic Science and Ethics
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    Subject Headings:
    • Geneticists -- Professional ethics.
    • Bioethics.
    • Feminist ethics.
    Abstract:
      This project draws on scholarship of feminist and womanist scholars, and on results of interviews with scientists currently involved in molecular genetics. With reference to Margaret Urban Walker's "practices of moral responsibility," the social practices of molecular geneticists are explored, and strategies identified through which scientists negotiate their moral responsibilities. The implications of this work for scientists and for feminists are discussed.
    Holland, Nancy J.
  • The Death of the Other/Father: A Feminist Reading of Derrida's Hauntology
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    Subject Headings:
    • Derrida, Jacques -- Views on fathers and daughters.
    • Fathers and daughters.
    Abstract:
      This paper addresses the question of whether Derrida's "hauntology," as developed in Specters of Marx and related texts, can be anything more than yet another repetition of a specifically male preoccupation with the Father inscribed on the bodies of women, in this case the always absent daughter. A careful reading suggests that Derrida, and playwright fathers of daughters such as Shakespeare and August Wilson, may be aware of the paradoxes of their situation.

Recovering our Predecessors

    Walhout, Donald.
  • Julia Gulliver as Philosopher
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    Subject Headings:
    • Gulliver, Julia H. (Julia Henrietta), 1856-1940.
    • Women philosophers -- United States.
    Abstract:
      This article introduces a little-known woman philosopher, Julia Gulliver, from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Following a biographical sketch, the article discusses four illustrations of Gulliver's philosophical work. These illustrations deal with freedom and determinism, philosophy of religion, democracy, and philosophy of education. A concluding estimate of Gulliver's legacy suggests that her significance lies mainly in her applied philosophy and in her leadership as a philosophically-minded educator.

Book Reviews

    Babbitt, Susan M.
  • Analyzing the Different Voice: Feminist Psychological Theory and Literary Texts (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Fisher, Jerilyn, ed. Analyzing the different voice: feminist psychological theory and literary texts.
    • Silber, Ellen S., ed.
    • Feminist psychology.
    Abbey, Ruth, 1961-
  • The Complete Works of Harriet Taylor Mill (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Mill, Harriet Hardy Taylor, 1807-1858. Complete works of Harriet Taylor Mill.
    • Jacobs, Jo Ellen, 1952-, ed.
    • Payne, Paula Harms, ed.
    • Women -- History -- 19th century.
    Frankenberry, Nancy, 1947-
  • Becoming Divine: Towards a Feminist Philosophy of Religion (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Jantzen, Grace. Becoming divine: towards a feminist philosophy of religion.
    • Religion -- Philosophy.
    Oliver, Kelly, 1958-
  • Irigaray and Deleuze: Experiments in Visceral Philosophy (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Lorraine, Tamsin E. Irigaray and Deleuze: experiments in visceral philosophy.
    • Irigaray, Luce.
    • Deleuze, Gilles.
    Grewal, Gurleen.
  • Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions, and Third-World Feminism (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Narayan, Uma. Dislocating cultures: identities, traditions, and Third-World feminism.
    • Feminism -- Developing countries.
    Oliver, Kelly, 1958-
  • Textures of Light: Vision and Touch in Irigaray, Levinas, and Merleau-Ponty (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Vasseleu, Cathryn, 1957- Textures of light: vision and touch in Irigaray, Levinas, and Merleau-Ponty.
    • Vision.



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