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Feminist Politics and Human Nature
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Enlightened Women: Modernist Feminism in a Postmodern Age
This is a bold and controversial feminist, philosophical critique of postmodernism. Whilst providing a brief and accessible introduction to postmodernist feminist thought, Enlightened Women is also aExpand
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Althusser and structuralism
SUMMARY 'Structure ', social structure' and, recently, 'structuralism ' are terms that are frequently used in sociology. Louis Althusser 's work is often mentioned as being both structuralist andExpand
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Transferable skills in higher education
Part 1 Transferable skills and the EHE programme: transferable skills - a response to the sceptics skills - a social perspective a modernist perspective on changes in the higher education curriculumExpand
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Bad Girls and Dirty Pictures: The Challenge to Reclaim Feminism
For well over a decade, half-baked analysis and phony science have been used by some feminists to side-track the women's movement into puritanical campaigns against sexual material and imaginativeExpand
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Feminist epistemology and value
This article discusses and develops some recent debates in feminist epistemology, by outlining the concept of an ‘emancipatory value’. It outlines the optimum conditions that a ‘community’ of knowersExpand
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Pornography, Feminism and the Individual
Arguing that efforts to ban pornography are ultimately doomed to failure, radical philosopher Alison Assiter takes issue with recent feminist analyses of pornography by Dworkin, Griffin and Kappeler.Expand
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student retention and motivation
In the last twenty-five years there has been a significant alteration in the student experience in the UK. In the early 1980s it was rare for students either to fail to take exams or produceExpand
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Human Needs
Abstract This article argues for a realist conception of human needs. By ‘realist’ we mean that certain fundamental needs are categorically distinct from consumer wants, holding independently ofExpand
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Autonomy and Pornography
There is a notion of autonomy implicit in some philosophical writing and including the work of Rousseau, Kant, Hegel and Marx. According to this conception, a person is autonomous if he or sheExpand
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