Feminist Metaphysics

Explorations in the Ontology of Sex, Gender and the Self

  • Charlotte Witt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Charlotte Witt
    Pages 1-7
  3. The Ontology of Sex and Gender

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Charlotte Witt
      Pages 11-25
    3. Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir
      Pages 47-65
    4. Mari Mikkola
      Pages 67-83
    5. Marilyn Frye
      Pages 85-95
  4. Persons and Subjectivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Jules Holroyd
      Pages 99-115
  5. Power, Ideology and Reality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Marianne Janack
      Pages 159-178
    3. Sally Haslanger
      Pages 179-207
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 225-232

About this book


The present volume is an exciting new collection of original essays by outstanding feminist theorists including Sally Haslanger, Marilyn Frye and Linda Alcoff. Feminist Metaphysics is the first collection of articles addressing metaphysical issues from a feminist perspective. The essays cover central feminist topics including: the ontology of sex and gender, persons, identity and subjectivity, and the relations among experience, ideology and reality. Many of the papers combine cutting-edge feminist theory with contemporary metaphysics and the philosophy of language. The volume is also distinctive in including articles representing both analytic and continental perspectives on metaphysics. The essays are philosophically sophisticated and are primarily intended for a professional audience of philosophers and feminist theorists.


Feminism Gender Metaphysics Ontology Philosophy Women's studies

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  • Charlotte Witt
    • 1
  1. 1.PortlandUSA

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