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Deformed Desires

Anita M. Superson

in The Moral Skeptic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195376623
eISBN:
9780199871551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376623.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter argues that since the formal version of expected utility theory does not exclude desires deformed by patriarchy as irrational, the traditional picture of the skeptic who adopts this ... More


Beyond Belief: Pragmatics in Hate Speech and Pornography1

Langton Rae

in Speech and Harm: Controversies Over Free Speech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199236282
eISBN:
9780191741357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236282.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Pragmatics can shed light on racial hate speech and pornography, but only if we bring it down to earth. Five models for hate speech and pornography are distinguished: a conditioning model, an ... More


Introduction

Anita M. Superson

in The Moral Skeptic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195376623
eISBN:
9780199871551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376623.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter introduces the topic of the book: to define the position of the moral skeptic about practical reason. It justifies the project on theoretical and practical grounds, highlights the ways ... More


A Feminist Ethics Response to the Skeptic

Anita M. Superson

in The Moral Skeptic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195376623
eISBN:
9780199871551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376623.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter examines three responses to the action skeptic offered by care ethicists who reject self‐interest based contractarianism for reasons relating to its assumption of abstract individualism. ... More


Loose Women, Lecherous Men: A Feminist Philosophy of Sex

Linda LeMoncheck

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195105568
eISBN:
9780199852949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105568.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This book introduces a new way of thinking and talking about women's sexual pleasures, preferences, and desires. Using the tools of contemporary analytic philosophy, it discusses methods for ... More


Beauvoir, Irigaray, and the Ambiguities of Desire

Gail Weiss

in Differences: Re-reading Beauvoir and Irigaray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190275594
eISBN:
9780190275624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190275594.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Focusing first on Beauvoir’s discussion in The Ethics of Ambiguity of the will to be and the will to disclose the world, I argue that the irresolvable tension between these equally human desires ... More


What's an Adoptive Mother to Do?: When Your Child's Desires Are a Problem

Melissa Burchard

in Coming to Life: Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244607
eISBN:
9780823250677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244607.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In this chapter I explore the problematics of mothering/parenting children who evince desires that are queer in ways, and as a result of events, that cannot be celebrated. I argue that because ... More


Autonomy and Adaptive Preference Formation

Natalie Stoljar

in Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199969104
eISBN:
9780190225711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969104.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the consequences for autonomy of the phenomenon of adaptive preference formation. Oppressed agents are said to have deformed desires, that is, desires that are adapted to ... More


Autonomy? Or Freedom? A Return to Psychoanalytic Theory

Nancy J. Hirschmann

in Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199969104
eISBN:
9780190225711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969104.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter raises some concerns about relational autonomy that go back to its origin in psychoanalytic theory. Object relations theory suggests that just as the masculine model of “reactive ... More


Sexual Desire, Inequality, and the Possibility of Transformation

Ann J. Cahill

in Body Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198716778
eISBN:
9780191785351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716778.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Feminist Philosophy

Although most contemporary theories of sexuality have tended to approach sexual desires as exempt from ethical judgment, this chapter argues that there are at least some sexual desires that can ... More


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