Pragmatism And Feminism: Reweaving the Social Fabric

Paperback | June 15, 1996

byCharlene Haddock Seigfried

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Though many pioneering feminists were deeply influenced by American pragmatism, their contemporary followers have generally ignored that tradition because of its marginalization by a philosophical mainstream intent on neutral analyses devoid of subjectivity. In this revealing work, Charlene Haddock Seigfried effectively reunites two major social and philosophical movements, arguing that pragmatism, because of its focus on the emancipatory potential of everyday experiences, offers feminism its most viable and powerful philosophical foundation.

With careful attention to their interwoven histories and contemporary concerns, Pragmatism and Feminism effectively invigorates both traditions, opening them to new interpretations and appropriations and asserting their timely philosophical relevance. This foundational work in feminist theory simultaneously invites and guides future scholarship in an area of rapidly emerging significance.

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Though many pioneering feminists were deeply influenced by American pragmatism, their contemporary followers have generally ignored that tradition because of its marginalization by a philosophical mainstream intent on neutral analyses devoid of subjectivity. In this revealing work, Charlene Haddock Seigfried effectively reunites two ma...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:349 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:June 15, 1996Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
1: The Theory of Practice
2: The Missing Perspectives: Where Are All the Pragmatist Feminists and
Feminist Pragmatists?
3: Reclaiming a Heritage: Women Pragmatists
4: Acknowledging Mutual Influences: The Chicago Years
5: Educational Experiments in Cooperation
6: The Feminine-Mystical Threat to Scientific-Masculine Order
7: Who Experiences? Genderizing Pluralistic Experiences
8: What's Wrong with Instrumental Reasoning? Realizing the Emancipatory
Potential of Science
9: Who Cares? Pluralizing Gendered Experiences
10: Social Ethics
11: Cooperative Intelligence
Notes
Bibliography
Index