Feminist Thought and Rational Authority: Getting Things in Perspective

  title={Feminist Thought and Rational Authority: Getting Things in Perspective},
  author={Alice Crary},
  journal={New Literary History},
  pages={287 - 308}
  • Alice Crary
  • Published 24 August 2015
  • Art, Philosophy
  • New Literary History
This article is about an aspect of feminist moral and political thought that tends to get obscured in central strands of contemporary feminist theory. Its thesis is that, if we are to bring the lives of women into focus in a manner relevant to ethics and politics, we need to take seriously the cognitive power of utterances and inscriptions (as well as of nonverbal modes of communication) that invite us to see things in specific ethical lights. I start by discussing how two prominent strands of… 
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