Dimensions: 300 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.83 in
Published: February 23, 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0521462819
ISBN - 13: 9780521462815
Table of Contents
General editor''s preface; Preface; 1. On diversity; 2. The liberal paradigm; 3. Critique of liberalism; 4. The social constructionist paradigm; 5. Critique of social constructionism; 6. The naturalist paradigm; 7. Critique of naturalism: transition: picking up some threads; 8. Towards an appropriate universalism; 9. Towards a redemptive community; 10. Towards a new humanism; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
From the Publisher
This book describes the diversity of moral thinking within contemporary feminism, giving an overview and analysis of the major themes of feminist ethics. It can serve as a guide for the reader who wants to engage with feminism in a serious way. It will be of specialist interest for Christian ethicists and moral philosophers, in understanding and making contributions to new developments. It will be useful to feminist scholars, in taking stock of their own tradition, and in considering the best way forward for feminist ethics.
From Our Editors
This book seeks to describe and analyse diversity by distinguishing three distinct paradigms of moral reasoning to be found within feminism. Using the writings of feminists themselves, the major strengths and weaknesses of each theory are considered, so that creative dialogue between them can be encouraged.
"Parsons has written an important book that constructs a framework for feminist ethics from resources in feminist theory." Mary E. Hobgood, Jrnl of Ecumenical Studies