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    Is Capitalism Good for Women?
    Journal of Business Ethics (4): 761-770. 2014.
    This paper investigates an aspect of the question of whether capitalism can be defended as a morally legitimate economic system by asking whether capitalism serves progressive, feminist ends of freedom and gender equality. I argue that although capitalism is subject to critique for increasing economic inequality, it can be seen to decrease gender inequality, particularly in traditional societies. Capitalism brings technological and social innovations that are good for women, and disrupts traditi…Read more
  •  154
    Analyzing Oppression
    Oup Usa. 2006.
    Analyzing Oppression asks: why is oppression often sustained over many generations? The book explains how oppression coercively co-opts the oppressed to join their own oppression and argues that all persons have a moral responsibility to resist it. It finally explores the possibility of freedom in a world actively opposing oppression.
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    Feminist Morality: Transforming Culture, Society, and Politics
    Philosophical Review 104 (4): 611-613. 1995.
    Virginia Held argues that feminism has a distinct contribution to make to morality, one that will transform theory and society by beginning from the experiences of women and children. Her main thesis is that the mother-child relation should be taken as the primary moral relation and the model, at least initially, for all other relations in society. She spends the first four of the ten chapters of this book arguing for the distinctness of feminist moral theory; then chapters 5-7, chapter 10, and …Read more
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    Review of Allan Gibbard's "Wise Choices, Apt Feelings"
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    Is Pareto Optimality a Criterion of Justice?
    Social Theory and Practice 22 (1): 1-34. 1996.
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    Oppression by choice
    Journal of Social Philosophy 25 (s1): 22-44. 1994.
    Property in money, means of subsistence, machines, and other means of production, does not as yet stamp a man as a capitalist if there be wanting the correlative — the wage-worker, the other man who is compelled to sell himself of his own free-will
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    Feminist Morality: Transforming Culture, Society, and Politics
    Philosophical Review 104 (4): 611. 1995.
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    Missionary positions
    Hypatia 20 (4): 164-182. 2000.
    : Postcolonial feminist scholars have described some Western feminist activism as imperialistic, drawing a comparison to the work of Christian missionaries from the West, who aided in the project of colonization and assimilation of non-Western cultures to Western ideas and practices. This comparison challenges feminists who advocate global human rights ideals or objective appraisals of social practices, in effect charging them with neocolonialism. This essay defends work on behalf of universal h…Read more
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    [Book review][abortion and social responsibility] (review)
    Ethics 114 (1): 205-206. 2003.
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    This paper presents Sen's theory of agency, focusing on the role of commitment in this theory as both problematic and potentially illuminating. His account of some commitments as goal-displacing gives rise to a dilemma given the standard philosophical theory of agency.Eithercommitment-motivated actions are externally motivated, in which case they are not expressions of agency,orsuch actions are internally motivated, in which case the commitment is not goal-displacing. I resolve this dilemma and …Read more
  • Untitled (review)
    Ethics 103 570-571. 1993.
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    Revolution vs. Devolution in Kansas
    Teaching Philosophy 30 (2): 173-183. 2007.
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    Varieties of Feminist Liberalism
    with Anita Allen, Samantha Brennan, Drucilla Cornell, Jean Hampton, S. A. Lloyd, Linda McClain, Martha Nussbaum, Susan Okin, and Patricia Smith
    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2004.
    The essays in this volume present versions of feminism that are explicitly liberal, or versions of liberalism that are explicitly feminist. By bringing together some of the most respected and well-known scholars in mainstream political philosophy today, Amy R. Baehr challenges the reader to reconsider the dominant view that liberalism and feminism are 'incompatible.'
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    Capitalism, for and Against: A Feminist Debate
    Cambridge University Press. 2010.
    Political philosophy and feminist theory have rarely examined in detail how capitalism affects the lives of women. Ann Cudd and Nancy Holmstrom take up opposing sides of the issue, debating whether capitalism is valuable as an ideal and whether as an actually existing economic system it is good for women. In a discussion covering a broad range of social and economic issues, including unequal pay, industrial reforms and sweatshops, they examine how these and other issues relate to women and how e…Read more
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    Chapter. 1. Philosophical. Perspectives. on. Democracy. in. the. Twenty-First. Century: Introduction. Ann E. Cudd and Sally J. Scholz Abstract Recent global movements, including the Arab Spring, the Occupy Movement, as well as polarizing ...