Ethics and political imagination in feminist theory

@article{JohanssonWiln2020EthicsAP,
  title={Ethics and political imagination in feminist theory},
  author={Evelina Johansson Wil{\'e}n},
  journal={Feminist Theory},
  year={2020},
  volume={22},
  pages={268 - 283}
}
This article discusses three different conceptions of ethics within contemporary feminist theory and how they depict the connection between ethics and politics. The first position, represented by Wendy Brown, mainly describes ethics as a sort of anti-political moralism and apolitical individualism, and hence as a turn away from politics. The second position, represented by Saba Mahmood, discusses ethics as a precondition for politics, while the third position, represented by Vikki Bell, depicts… Expand

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