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The Resource Women and reason, edited by Elizabeth D. Harvey and Kathleen Okruhlik

Women and reason, edited by Elizabeth D. Harvey and Kathleen Okruhlik

Label
Women and reason
Title
Women and reason
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elizabeth D. Harvey and Kathleen Okruhlik
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The idea of reason and its place in Western thought has long been a central topic for philosophers, histories, and cultural theorists. Some have claimed that since rationality is a male principle, the emphasis placed upon it has relegated women to secondary positions throughout the history of Western civilization. Women and Reason provides a revisionary assessment of the idea of reason and its relationship to femininity. The editors of this interdisciplinary collection have gathered essays that examine the concept of reason from a variety of perspectives and across a number of historical periods. Philosophers, philosophers of science, historians, literary critics, art historians, and theorists of culture address the idea of reason and how it has affected our notion of the feminine from the seventeenth century, the period many have seen as giving birth to our modern idea of rationality, to the present. Topics addressed include the place of women in seventeenth-century English culture, the relationship between women and religion in the writings of Francis Bacon and John Calvin, women and prophecy, and the relationship between gender and the origins of science. Examinations of nineteenth- and twentieth-century art and literature focus on the gendered linkage between madness and creativity and on abstract art's exclusion of the feminine. Other essays treat issues in feminist methodology such as whether reason and emotion are mutually exclusive, the role of experience in the construction of knowledge, and the place of language and consensus in the shaping of society. The result is a volume with far-reaching implications for the understanding of our cultural inheritance and for future feminist practice and theory. It will be of interest to scholars and students of philosophy, history, literary studies, art history, and the history and philosophy of science
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.42/01
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1190
LC item number
.W67 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harvey, Elizabeth D
  • Okruhlik, Kathleen
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  • Feminist theory
  • Rationalism
  • Reason
  • Women
Label
Women and reason, edited by Elizabeth D. Harvey and Kathleen Okruhlik
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Some of the essays originally delivered at the conference sponsored by the Centre for Women's Studies and Feminist Research at the University of Western Ontario in Feb. 1989
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intellectual bases for feminist analyses : the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Hilda L. Smith -- Lady Oracle : changing conceptions of authority and reason in seventeenth-century philosophy / Thomas M. Lennon -- Birth of a new physics or death of nature? / Kathleen Okruhlik -- From species to speculation : naming the animals with Calvin and Bacon / Julie Robin Solomon -- Love and knowledge : emotion in feminist epistemology / Alison M. Jaggar -- Feminist skepticism and the 'maleness" of philosophy / Susan Bordo -- The gender of creativity in the French symbolist period / Patricia Mathews -- Purity or danger : Mondrian's exclusion of the feminine and the gender of abstract painting / Mark A. Cheetham -- Physiology, phrenology, and patriarchy : the construction of George Eliot / Kristin Brady -- Reasoning about ourselves : feminist methodology in the social sciences / Alison Wylie -- Women's place in communicative reason / Marie Fleming -- The unicorn in the garden / Lorraine Code
Control code
25025720
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9780472102204
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91042974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1449054
Label
Women and reason, edited by Elizabeth D. Harvey and Kathleen Okruhlik
Publication
Note
Some of the essays originally delivered at the conference sponsored by the Centre for Women's Studies and Feminist Research at the University of Western Ontario in Feb. 1989
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intellectual bases for feminist analyses : the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Hilda L. Smith -- Lady Oracle : changing conceptions of authority and reason in seventeenth-century philosophy / Thomas M. Lennon -- Birth of a new physics or death of nature? / Kathleen Okruhlik -- From species to speculation : naming the animals with Calvin and Bacon / Julie Robin Solomon -- Love and knowledge : emotion in feminist epistemology / Alison M. Jaggar -- Feminist skepticism and the 'maleness" of philosophy / Susan Bordo -- The gender of creativity in the French symbolist period / Patricia Mathews -- Purity or danger : Mondrian's exclusion of the feminine and the gender of abstract painting / Mark A. Cheetham -- Physiology, phrenology, and patriarchy : the construction of George Eliot / Kristin Brady -- Reasoning about ourselves : feminist methodology in the social sciences / Alison Wylie -- Women's place in communicative reason / Marie Fleming -- The unicorn in the garden / Lorraine Code
Control code
25025720
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9780472102204
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91042974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1449054

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