Feminist Interpretations of John Rawls

2014.09.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ruth Abbey (ed.), Feminist Interpretations of John Rawls, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013, 181pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2014.09.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ruth Abbey (ed.), Feminist Interpretations of John Rawls, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013, 181pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780271061801. Reviewed by S. A. Lloyd, University of Southern California This collection of essays addressing Rawls's work from a variety of feminist perspectives is part of a series created by Nancy Tuana, "Re-reading the Canon", that investigates how the assumptions of canonical Western philosophers concerning gender are embedded within their theories. The series attempts to help transform the canon by re-reading the works with an eye to discovering how far a philosopher's socially inherited gender prejudices are expugnable from his or her core philosophical positions. In the case of the present volume, that aim is supplemented by consideration of the usefulness of Rawls's work for the feminist purpose of advancing women's interests. Arguably the most valuable element of this. . .

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