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Hypatia 20.2 (2005) 226-231

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Debra Bergoffen is Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at George Mason University. She is the author of The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir: Gendered Phenomenologies, Erotic Generosities. She coedited Continental and Postmodern Perspectives in the Philosophy of Science and two volumes of essays selected from SPEP meetings. Her work appears regularly in journals and anthologies. Two of her more recent essays are " Mourning the Autonomous Body" and " Failed Friendships, Forgotten Genealogies: Simone de Beauvoir and Luce Irigaray." (
Sidonia Blättler was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Free University of Berlin, Germany, and is currently Lecturer in philosophy at different German universities. Her publications on political philosophy and feminist theory include Der Pöbel, die Frauen etc.: Die Massen in der politischen Philosophie des 19. Jahrhunderts [Mob, Women, etc.: The Masses in 19th Century Political Philosophy] (1995); and Nationale Identität, nationaler Gegensatz und die Geschlechterdifferenz am Beispiel von Fichtes "Reden an die deutsche Nation" [National Identity, National Opposition, and Gender Difference in the Example of Fichte's Addresses to the German Nation] (2002). (
Birgit Christensen studied philosophy, literature, and art history at the universities of Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, and is currently in the Department for Philosophy and History of Law at the University of Zurich. Her research interests center on feminist and political philosophy and Enlightenment philosophy. She is author of Ironie und Skepsis [Irony and Skepticism] (1997); editor of Demokratie und Geschlecht [Democracy and Gender] (1999); and coeditor of wissen macht geschlecht/knowledge power gender (2002). She is currently working on an edition of the letters of Julie Bondelis. (
Drucilla Cornell is professor of political science, women's studies, and comparative literature at Rutgers University. She has published seven books: Beyond Accommodation: Ethical Feminism, Deconstruction and the Law (1991, new edition 1999): The Philosophy of the Limit (1992), Transformations: Recollective Imagination and Sexual Difference (1993); The Imaginary Domain: Abortion, Pornography, and Sexual Harassment (1995); At the Heart of Freedom: Feminism, Sex, and Equality (1998); Just Cause: Freedom, Identity, and Rights (2000); and Between Women and Generations: Legacies of Dignity (2002). She is currently working on two books: one about the future of freedom, equality, and global development; another about the future of critical theory. (
Nigel Desouza is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cambridge. His thesis is on the philosophical anthropology of the young Herder. His research interests also [End Page 226] include gender theory and contemporary moral philosophy. His master's thesis at the University of Victoria, British Columbia was on the philosophy of Charles Taylor, out of which emerged his article "Models of Moral Philosophy: Charles Taylor's critique of Jürgen Habermas" (Eidos 15, no. 1, 1998). (
Sabine Gürtler is currently Privatdozentin at the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany. Her areas of specialization, apart from feminist theory, include ethics, French phenomenology, social and moral philosophy, and critical theory. Publications include: Magie der Vernunft: Zur Rekonstruktion einer semiologischen Erkenntniskritik in der deutschen Frühromantik [The Magic of Reason: The Reconstruction of a Semiological Critique of Epistemology in Early German Romanticism] (1987), Elementare Ethik: Alterität, Generativität und Geschlechterverhältnis bei Emmanuel Levinas [Elemental ethics: Alterity, Generativity, and Gender Relation in Emmanuel Levinas] (2001), articles on Levinas, Derrida, and Irigaray, and on the legal and ethical dimension of work. (
Patricia Halliday is a graduate student at the University of Oregon. She is finishing her dissertation, "(re)Engaging Incest: The Ethics of an Epistemology," which uses incest as a case study to argue that formulations of testimony and agency in some contemporary epistemological and ethical theories contribute to trauma's disappearing subject. Her research interests include feminist theory and ethics. (
Leslie A. Howe is Associate Professor and Graduate Chair in the Philosophy Department at the University of Saskatchewan. Her most recent work includes volumes on Emma Goldman and Jürgen Habermas, and an article, "Athletics, Embodiment, and the Appropriation of the Self," forthcoming in The Journal...


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