Acknowledgements How to use this book Introduction: What is Feminist Philosophy? Chapter 1 Sex Chapter 2 Gender Chapter 3 Sexuality Chapter 4 Sexual Difference Chapter 5 Essentialism Chapter 6 Birth Chapter 7 Feminism Bibliography Index
Alison Stone is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Lancaster University.
"Moving deftly through an impressive range of literature in psychoanalysis, gender theory, equality-difference debates, and complex questions about gender essentialism, Stone offers a thoughtful, scholarly and practical introduction to a range of interpretive strategies and symbolic structures that sustain gendered oppression and subordination. The book is a fine resource for professional philosophers, and an excellent, accessible teaching text." Lorraine Code, York University, Toronto "The considerable accomplishment of this comprehensive and reliable guide is the fine balance it achieves. It stands as a model of clarity and of philosophical argument, which on the one hand avoids making unexplained assumptions, and on the other hand manages to avoid being reductive. It constitutes a valuable resource for readers who want to familiarize themselves with the field, and a useful tool for those who seek clarification of central debates." Tina Chanter, DePaul University, Chicago