Herta Nagl-Docekal; Translated by Katharina Vester
First Edition • April 1, 2004 • 272 pages
Print ISBN: 9780813365718 • $45.00 USD • $106.50 CAN
Herta Nagl-Docekal is professor of philosophy at Vienna University, Austria and a full member of the Austrian Academy of the Science. Her work has appeared in: A Companion to Feminist Philosophy, Feminist Interpretations of Immanuel Kant, and Continental Philosophy in Feminist Perspective.
Translator Katharina Vester teaches American studies and cultural theory at the University of Bochum, Germany. She is the translator of works by Jean Franco and Ottmar Ette, including Ette’s Literature on the Move.
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Herta Nagl-Docekal is one of Europe’s leading feminist philosophers. Characterized by analytical lucidity and immersion in the history of philosophy, her work takes issue with glib postmodernist dismissals of the philosophical project as well as with a narrow understanding of its content- as inquiry detached from social and cultural struggles and confined to the hermetic exercise of analytical pyrotechnics. Her points are exemplary interventions and illustrations of feminist contributions to serious philosophy.
— Seyla Benhabib , Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Yale University
The translation of Herta Nagl-Docekal’s Feminist Philosophy brings a fresh, original voice to the feminist debates in the English speaking world. This book reveals some dogmatisms that have crept into feminist discussions, for example, concerning the widespread rejection of the sex/gender distinction, and thus it should help to invigorate debate over many core questions of feminist philosophy. Few feminists of late have been bold enough to tackle the whole of feminist philosophy in one book, but Nagl-Docekal shows the benefit developing a coherent approach.
— Linda Alcoff , Professor of Philosophy, Syracuse University
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