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Feminism: Issues & Arguments

Jennifer Mather Saul

Publication Date - June 2003

ISBN: 9780199249473

336 pages

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Filling a gap in the textbook market, Feminism: Issues & Arguments provides an accessible and stimulating introduction to feminist philosophy that assumes no background in the subject. Drawing on both philosophical thought and up-to-date empirical research, Jennifer Mather Saul provides lucid arguments for a variety of feminist positions but avoids advocating any particular position so that students will be motivated to think critically. The chapters are organized around key topics including pornography, abortion, sexual harassment, and the politics of work and family. By focusing on real-world applications of feminist philosophy, this text brings the subject to life for students because it deals with issues that they care about. Feminism: Issues & Arguments is ideal for courses in feminism, feminist philosophy/philosophy of women, and sociology of women.


  • Fills a real gap in the existing feminist philosophy textbook market--there are few single-authored texts that are accessible and assume no prior knowledge
  • Focuses on key applications of feminist philosophy, bringing the subject to life for students by focusing on issues that they care about
  • Incorporates both philosophical thought and empirical data
  • Avoids advocating any particular position in order to encourage students to think critically

About the Author(s)

Jennifer Mather Saul is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. She teaches feminist philosophy, philosophy of language, and critical thinking. She has published extensively in philosophy of language and spoken on feminist philosophy in several countries.

Table of Contents

    1. The Politics of Work and Family
    2. Sexual Harassment
    3. Pornography
    4. Abortion
    5. Feminine Appearance
    6. Feminism and Language Change
    7. Feminism and Science
    8. Women's 'Different Voice'
    9. Feminism and Multiculturalism