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Centralizing Ambiguity: Simone De Beauvoir And A Twenty-First Century Ethics, Kristen Oganowski Dec 2013

Centralizing Ambiguity: Simone De Beauvoir And A Twenty-First Century Ethics, Kristen Oganowski

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In this dissertation, I examine the relevance of Simone de Beauvoir's Ethics of Ambiguity to contemporary feminist thought on the self, autonomy, and ethics. More specifically, I argue that this text has the potential to make unique contributions to these areas of contemporary feminist philosophy.


Spinoza’S Hobbesian Naturalism And Its Promise For A Feminist Theory Of Power, Ericka Tucker Jul 2013

Spinoza’S Hobbesian Naturalism And Its Promise For A Feminist Theory Of Power, Ericka Tucker

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

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Ethical Reasons And Political Commitments, Lisa Rivera Mar 2013

Ethical Reasons And Political Commitments, Lisa Rivera

Lisa Rivera

Political commitments to resist oppression play a central role in the moral lives of many people. Such commitments are also a source of ethical reasons. They influence and organize ethical beliefs, emotions and reasons in an ongoing way. Political commitments to address oppression often contain a concern for the dignity and well-being of others and the objects of political commitments often have value, according to ideal moral theories, such as Kantian and utilitarian theory. However, ideal moral theories do not fully explain the ethical reasons political commitments engender. First, ideal moral theories do not explain the normative priority that agents ...