Convergences: Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy by Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, Kathryn T. Gines, Donna-Dale

By Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, Kathryn T. Gines, Donna-Dale L. Marcano, George Yancy, Beverly Guy-Sheftall

Various themes—race and gender, sexuality, otherness, sisterhood, and agency—run all through this assortment, and the chapters represent a collective discourse on the intersection of Black feminist concept and continental philosophy, converging on the same set of questions and matters. those convergences usually are not random or compelled, yet are in lots of methods common and valuable: a similar problems with supplier, id, alienation, and tool unavoidably are addressed via either camps. by no means ahead of has a gaggle of students labored jointly to envision the assets those traditions can provide each other. by means of bringing the connection among those severe fields of idea to the vanguard, the booklet will inspire students to have interaction in new dialogues approximately how every one can tell the opposite. If modern philosophy is stricken through the truth that it may be too restricted, too closed, too white, too male, then this groundbreaking ebook confronts and demanding situations those difficulties.

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1 In the chapter that follows, I demonstrate the need for black feminism in philosophy (and for a black feminist philosophy), by looking at specific cases of its absence. ” Toward that end, I am especially interested in the shortcomings of this analogy in general as well as the usage of this analogy in Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Respectful Prostitute (1946) and Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex (1949) in particular. The chapter continues by highlighting the influences of Richard Wright on these two prominent continental philosophers.

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