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Love's Labor - Essays on Women, Equality and Dependency (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Eva Feder Kittay Love's Labor - Essays on Women, Equality and Dependency (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Eva Feder Kittay
R917 Discovery Miles 9 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new edition of Eva Feder Kittay's feminist classic, Love's Labor, explores how theories of justice and morality must be reconfigured when intersecting with care and dependency, and the failure of policy towards women who engage in care work. The work is hailed as a major contribution to the development of an ethics of care. Where society is viewed as an association of equal and autonomous persons, the work of caring for dependents figures neither in political theory nor in social policy. While some women have made many gains, equality continues to elude many others, as in large measure, social institutions fail to take into account the dependency of childhood, illness, disability and frail old age and fail to adequately support those who care for dependents. Using a narrative of her experiences caring for her disabled daughter, Eva Feder Kittay discusses the relevance of her analysis of dependency to significant cognitive disability. She explores the significance of dependency work by analyzing John Rawls' influential liberal theory and two examples of public policy-welfare reform and family leave-to show how theory and policy fail women when they miss the centrality of dependency to issues of justice. This second edition has updated material on care workers, her adult disabled daughter and key changes in welfare reform. Using a mix of personal reflection and political argument, this new edition of a classic text will continue to be an innovative and influential contribution to the debate on searching for greater equality and justice for women. Love's Labor has spoken to audiences around the world and has had an impact on readers from many countries and in many disciplines: philosophy, sociology, disability studies, nursing. It has been required and supplementary reading on many undergraduate courses on Ethics, Feminist Ethics, Gender and Religious Ethics, Political Theory, Bioethics and Disability Studies. It has been translated into Italian, Japanese and Korean.

The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy (Paperback): Eva Feder Kittay, Linda Martin Alcoff The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy (Paperback)
Eva Feder Kittay, Linda Martin Alcoff
R834 Discovery Miles 8 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy" is a definitive introduction to the field, consisting of 15 newly-contributed essays that apply philosophical methods and approaches to feminist concerns.
Offers a key view of the project of centering women's experience.
Includes topics such as feminism and pragmatism, lesbian philosophy, feminist epistemology, and women in the history of philosophy.

The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy (Hardcover): Eva Feder Kittay, Linda Martin Alcoff The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy (Hardcover)
Eva Feder Kittay, Linda Martin Alcoff
R2,381 R2,259 Discovery Miles 22 590 Save R122 (5%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy" is a definitive introduction to the field, consisting of 15 newly-contributed essays that apply philosophical methods and approaches to feminist concerns.
Offers a key view of the project of centering women's experience.
Includes topics such as feminism and pragmatism, lesbian philosophy, feminist epistemology, and women in the history of philosophy.

Learning from My Daughter - The Value and Care of Disabled Minds (Hardcover): Eva Feder Kittay Learning from My Daughter - The Value and Care of Disabled Minds (Hardcover)
Eva Feder Kittay
R610 Discovery Miles 6 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Does life have meaning? What is flourishing? How do we attain the good life? Philosophers, and many others of us, have explored these questions for centuries. As Eva Feder Kittay points out, however, there is a flaw in the essential premise of these questions: they seem oblivious to the very nature of the ways in which humans live, omitting a world of co-dependency, and of the fact that we live in and through our bodies, whether they are fully abled or disabled. Our dependent, vulnerable, messy, changeable, and embodied experience colors everything about our lives both on the surface and when it comes to deeper concepts, but we tend to leave aside the body for the mind when it comes to philosophical matters. Disability offers a powerful challenge to long-held philosophical views about the nature of the good life, what provides meaning in our lives, and the centrality of reason, as well as questions of justice, dignity, and personhood. These concepts need not be distant and idealized; the answers are right before us, in the way humans interact with one another, care for one another, and need one another-whether they possess full mental capacities or have cognitive limitations. We need to revise our concepts of things like dignity and personhood in light of this important correction, Kittay argues. This is the first of two books in which Kittay will grapple with just how we need to revisit core philosophical ideas in light of disabled people's experience and way of being in the world. Kittay, an award-winning philosopher who is also the mother to a multiply-disabled daughter, interweaves the personal voice with the philosophical as a critical method of philosophical investigation. Here, she addresses why cognitive disability can reorient us to what truly matters, and questions the centrality of normalcy as part of a good life. With profound sensitivity and insight, Kittay examines other difficult topics: How can we look at the ethical questions regarding prenatal testing in light of a new appreciation of the personhood of disabled people? What do new possibilities in genetic testing imply for understanding disability, the family, and bioethics? How can we reconsider the importance of care, and how does it work best? In the process of pursuing these questions, Kittay articulates an ethic of care, which is the ethical theory most useful for claiming full rights for disabled people and providing the opportunities for everyone to live joyful and fulfilling lives. She applies the lessons of care to the controversial alteration of severely cognitively disabled children known as the Ashley Treatment, whereby a child's growth is halted with extensive estrogen treatment and related bodily interventions are justified. This book both imparts lessons that advocate on behalf of those with significant disabilities, and constructs a moral theory grounded on our ability to give, receive, and share care and love. Above all, it aims to adjust social attitudes and misconceptions about life with disability.

Metaphor - Its Cognitive Force and Linguistic Structure (Paperback, Revised): Eva Feder Kittay Metaphor - Its Cognitive Force and Linguistic Structure (Paperback, Revised)
Eva Feder Kittay
R1,461 Discovery Miles 14 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a comprehensive philosophical theory explicating the cognitive contribution of metaphor. Metaphor effects a transference of meaning, not between two terms, but between two structured domains of content, or "semantic fields". Semantic fields, construed as necessary to a theory of word-meaning, provide the contrastive and affinitive relations that govern a term's literal use. In a metaphoric use, these relations are projected into a second domain which is thereby reordered with significant cognitive effects. The book is a detailed revision and refinement of "the semantic theory of metaphor". Taking into account pragmatic considerations and recent linguistic and psychological studies, the author forges a new understanding of the relation between metaphoric and literal meaning. She illustrates her thesis with systematic analyses of metaphors found in literature, philosophy, science, and everyday language.

The Subject of Care - Feminist Perspectives on Dependency (Paperback): Eva Feder Kittay, Ellen K. Feder The Subject of Care - Feminist Perspectives on Dependency (Paperback)
Eva Feder Kittay, Ellen K. Feder
R1,268 Discovery Miles 12 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

All people spend a considerable portion of their lives either as dependents or the caretakers of dependents. The fact of human dependency-a function of youth, severe illness, disability, or frail old age-marks our lives, not only as those who are cared for, but as those who engage in the work of caring. In spite of the time, energy and resources-material and emotional, social and individual-that dependency care requires, these concerns rarely enter into philosophical, legal, and political discussions. In The Subject of Care, feminist scholars consider how acknowledgement of the fact of dependency changes our conceptions of law, political theory, and morality, as well as our very conceptions of self. Contributors develop feminist understandings of dependency, reassessing the place dependency occupies in our lives and in a just social order.

Love's Labor - Essays on Women, Equality and Dependency (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Eva Feder Kittay Love's Labor - Essays on Women, Equality and Dependency (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Eva Feder Kittay
R2,762 Discovery Miles 27 620 Out of stock

This new edition of Eva Feder Kittay's feminist classic, Love's Labor, explores how theories of justice and morality must be reconfigured when intersecting with care and dependency, and the failure of policy towards women who engage in care work. The work is hailed as a major contribution to the development of an ethics of care. Where society is viewed as an association of equal and autonomous persons, the work of caring for dependents figures neither in political theory nor in social policy. While some women have made many gains, equality continues to elude many others, as in large measure, social institutions fail to take into account the dependency of childhood, illness, disability and frail old age and fail to adequately support those who care for dependents. Using a narrative of her experiences caring for her disabled daughter, Eva Feder Kittay discusses the relevance of her analysis of dependency to significant cognitive disability. She explores the significance of dependency work by analyzing John Rawls' influential liberal theory and two examples of public policy-welfare reform and family leave-to show how theory and policy fail women when they miss the centrality of dependency to issues of justice. This second edition has updated material on care workers, her adult disabled daughter and key changes in welfare reform. Using a mix of personal reflection and political argument, this new edition of a classic text will continue to be an innovative and influential contribution to the debate on searching for greater equality and justice for women. Love's Labor has spoken to audiences around the world and has had an impact on readers from many countries and in many disciplines: philosophy, sociology, disability studies, nursing. It has been required and supplementary reading on many undergraduate courses on Ethics, Feminist Ethics, Gender and Religious Ethics, Political Theory, Bioethics and Disability Studies. It has been translated into Italian, Japanese and Korean.

Frames, Fields, and Contrasts - New Essays in Semantic and Lexical Organization (Hardcover): Adrienne Lehrer, Eva Feder Kittay,... Frames, Fields, and Contrasts - New Essays in Semantic and Lexical Organization (Hardcover)
Adrienne Lehrer, Eva Feder Kittay, Richard Lehrer
R3,371 Discovery Miles 33 710 Out of stock

Recently, there has been a surge of interest in the lexicon. The demand for a fuller and more adequate understanding of lexical meaning required by developments in computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science has stimulated a refocused interest in linguistics, psychology, and philosophy. Different disciplines have studied lexical structure from their own vantage points, and because scholars have only intermittently communicated across disciplines, there has been little recognition that there is a common subject matter. The conference on which this volume is based brought together interested thinkers across the disciplines of linguistics, philosophy, psychology, and computer science to exchange ideas, discuss a range of questions and approaches to the topic, consider alternative research strategies and methodologies, and formulate interdisciplinary hypotheses concerning lexical organization. The essay subjects discussed include: * alternative and complementary conceptions of the structure of the lexicon, * the nature of semantic relations and of polysemy, * the relation between meanings, concepts, and lexical organization, * critiques of truth-semantics and referential theories of meaning, * computational accounts of lexical information and structure, and * the advantages of thinking of the lexicon as ordered.

The Subject of Care - Feminist Perspectives on Dependency (Hardcover): Eva Feder Kittay, Ellen K. Feder The Subject of Care - Feminist Perspectives on Dependency (Hardcover)
Eva Feder Kittay, Ellen K. Feder
R2,567 Discovery Miles 25 670 Out of stock

All people spend a considerable portion of their lives either as dependents or the caretakers of dependents. The fact of human dependency-a function of youth, severe illness, disability, or frail old age-marks our lives, not only as those who are cared for, but as those who engage in the work of caring. In spite of the time, energy and resources-material and emotional, social and individual-that dependency care requires, these concerns rarely enter into philosophical, legal, and political discussions. In The Subject of Care, feminist scholars consider how acknowledgement of the fact of dependency changes our conceptions of law, political theory, and morality, as well as our very conceptions of self. Contributors develop feminist understandings of dependency, reassessing the place dependency occupies in our lives and in a just social order.

Norms and Values - Essays on the Work of Virginia Held (Hardcover): Joram G. Haber Norms and Values - Essays on the Work of Virginia Held (Hardcover)
Joram G. Haber; Contributions by Lawrence Blum, Claudia Card, Marilyn Friedman, Carol C. Gould, …
R2,414 Discovery Miles 24 140 Out of stock

Virginia Held, best known for her landmark book Rights and Goods, has made an indelible mark on the fields of ethics, feminist philosophy, and social and political thought. Her impact on a generation of feminist thinkers is unrivaled and she has been at the forfront of discussions about the way in which an ethic of care can affect social and political matters. These new essays by leading contemporary philosophers range over all of these areas. While each stands alone, the essays together demonstrate the lasting value of Held's work to the field. Includes an afterword by Held.

Norms and Values - Essays on the Work of Virginia Held (Paperback, New): Joram G. Haber Norms and Values - Essays on the Work of Virginia Held (Paperback, New)
Joram G. Haber; Contributions by Lawrence Blum, Claudia Card, Marilyn Friedman, Carol C. Gould, …
R892 Discovery Miles 8 920 Out of stock

Virginia Held, best known for her landmark book Rights and Goods, has made an indelible mark on the fields of ethics, feminist philosophy, and social and political thought. Her impact on a generation of feminist thinkers is unrivaled and she has been at the forfront of discussions about the way in which an ethic of care can affect social and political matters. These new essays by leading contemporary philosophers range over all of these areas. While each stands alone, the essays together demonstrate the lasting value of Held's work to the field. Includes an afterword by Held.

Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy (Paperback): Eva Feder Kittay, Licia Carlson Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy (Paperback)
Eva Feder Kittay, Licia Carlson
R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Out of stock

Through a series of essays contributed by clinicians, medical historians, and prominent moral philosophers, "Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy" addresses the ethical, bio-ethical, epistemological, historical, and meta-philosophical questions raised by cognitive disabilityFeatures essays by a prominent clinicians and medical historians of cognitive disability, and prominent contemporary philosophers such as Ian Hacking, Martha Nussbaum, and Peter SingerRepresents the first collection that brings together philosophical discussions of Alzheimer's disease, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and autism under the rubric of cognitive disabilityOffers insights into categories like Alzheimer's, mental retardation, and autism, as well as issues such as care, personhood, justice, agency, and responsibility

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