Dienstag, 12. April 2016

Feminist Ontology for the Twenty-first Century

What is a woman? What, if anything, do particular women have in common with one another? What differentiates women from other groups of beings? In this interview, Jennifer McWeeny describes how a new kind of feminist ontological project that she terms "topographies of flesh" can speak to these keystone feminist questions and others. She also discusses her comparative philosophical method, how she came to call herself a feminist, why she sees veganism as a feminist issue, and the need for creative feminism that goes beyond critique of dominant ontological paradigms. 

McWeeny is Associate Professor of Philosophy Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Her article "Topographies of Flesh: Women, Nonhuman Animals, and the Embodiment of Connection and Difference," published in Hypatia 29(2) was awarded an Honorable Mention for Hypatia's 2014 Diversity Essay Prize. She is co-editor with Ashby Butnor of Asian and Feminist Philosophies in Dialogue: Liberating Traditions (Columbia University Press, 2014).

"Topographies of Flesh" - http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10...