Offers a comprehensive exploration of the relation between German Idealism and feminism
Incorporates perspectives from queer theory, new materialism and critical philosophy
Engages the thought of women intellectuals contemporary with the German Idealists
Part of the book series: Palgrave Handbooks in German Idealism (PHGI)
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Table of contents (23 chapters)
Kant and Feminist Philosophy
Fichte, Schelling, and Feminist Philosophy
Hegel and Feminist Philosophy
About this book
This book gives a comprehensive overview of the ways in which the relation between German Idealism and feminist philosophy has been explored. It demonstrates the significance of German Idealism for feminist philosophy, and simultaneously brings out the relevance of feminist readings and interpretations for a critical understanding of German Idealism.
• Presents original work on the German Idealists and considers their legacy within feminist thought from different philosophical perspectives.• Incorporates perspectives from queer theory, new materialism and critical philosophy of race, and so explores German Idealism through the subversion and transformation of meanings and conceptual arrangements.
• Challenges the epistemic boundaries of philosophy by engaging the thought of women contemporary with the German Idealists such as Bettina von Arnim and Karoline von Günderrode.
• Places the work of the German Idealists on gender, sexuality, marriage and family within the wider contexts of colonialism and European nation building.
• Considers how several key concepts of German Idealism (such as subject, reason, enlightenment, autonomy and the sublime) have been central targets of feminist theory.
• Includes a Black feminist critique of Kantian universalism.
Fully reflecting the diversity that characterizes feminist thinking today, The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism and Feminist Philosophy is essential reading for scholars and graduate students of German idealism, feminist philosophy and feminist theory.
- German Idealism
Editors and Affiliations
Institute for Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Gender Studies, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
About the editors
Susanne Lettow is Senior Researcher at the Margherita-von-Brentano-Center for Gender Studies and teaches philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin. Her research focuses on classical philosophy from German Idealism to Heidegger, feminist philosophy, gender studies, history and theory of biopolitics, critical social philosophy, environmental humanities.
Tuija Pulkkinen is Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Helsinki. Her research areas include German Idealism, 20th century French philosophy, political theory, the history of concepts, and the politics of philosophy in contemporary feminist theory. She also works on the history of feminist thought and gender studies.
Book Title: The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism and Feminist Philosophy
Editors: Susanne Lettow, Tuija Pulkkinen
Series Title: Palgrave Handbooks in German Idealism
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-13122-6Published: 05 January 2023
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-13125-7Due: 19 January 2024
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-13123-3Published: 04 January 2023
Series ISSN: 2634-6230
Series E-ISSN: 2634-6249
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXIV, 474