Feminist philosophy

Catriona Mackenzie*

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Feminist philosophy in Australasia has a relatively recent history, spanning the last 30 years. Despite the recency of this history, Australasian feminist philosophers have made significant contributions to the development of feminist philosophy internationally, in areas as diverse as history of philosophy, political philosophy, continental philosophy, ethical theory, moral psychology, applied ethics, bioethics, environmental philosophy and logic. In turn, the work of feminist philosophers in Australasia has been significantly influenced by developments in feminist philosophy internationally, particularly in France and the USA. My aims in this chapter are twofold. First, I want to convey some sense of the diversity and depth of the philosophical contributions of Australasian feminist philosophers. Second, I want to highlight the thematic connections among these diverse contributions and to outline the main issues and debates on which the work of Australasian feminist philosophers has focused.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistory of philosophy in Australia and New Zealand
EditorsGraham Oppy, N. N. Trakakis
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages43
ISBN (Electronic)9789400769588
ISBN (Print)9400769571, 9789400769571, 9789400769595
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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