Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL2027: Feminist Philosophy
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
Indicative Reading List
This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.
Basic readings include the following sources:
- Mary Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) online at: http://www.earlymoderntexts.com/pdfs/wollstonecraft1792.pdf.
- Harriet Taylor-Mill: The Enfranchisement of Women, (1851), in: Ann Robson: Sexual Equality, A John Stuart Mill, Harriet Taylor Mill, and Helen Taylor Reader (1994), Toronto University Press. See reference at http://womhist.alexanderstreet.com/awrm/doc15.htm.
- Donna Haraway: Situated knowledges: The science question in feminism and the privilege of partial perspective (1988), Signs Vol. 14, pp. 575–599.
- Stephen Pinker: The Blank Slate (2002), Penguin Books, Chapter 18.
- Helga Satzinger, ‘The Politics of Gender Concepts in Genetics and Hormone Research in Germany, 1900–1940’ (2014) Gender & History, Vol. 24 No.3, pp. 735–754.
- Dephine Gardey: ‘The Reading of an Œuvre. Donna Haraway: The Poetics and Politics of Life’ in: Feminist Studies, May 2014, pp. 86-100.
And sections/chapters from
- Simone De Beauvoir: The Second Sex. Women as Other (1949), Vintage Classics 1997.
- Angela Craeger, Elisabeth Lunbeck, and Londa Schiebinger (eds): Feminism in Twentieth-Century Science, Technology, and Medicine (2002), University of Chicago Press.
- Carol Gilligan: In A Different Voice (1982), Harvard University Press.
- Seyla Benhabib, Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell and Nancy Fraser: Feminist Contentions: A Philosophical Exchange (Thinking Gender) (1995), Routledge.
- Sandra Harding (ed): The feminist theory standpoint reader: Intellectual and political controversies (2004) New York: Routledge.
- Uma Narayan and Sandra Harding (eds.): Decentering the Center: Philosophy for a Multicultural Postcolonial and Feminist World (2000), Indiana University Press.
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