By Erin C. Tarver,Shannon Sullivan
Widely considered as the daddy of yankee psychology, William James is through any degree a huge presence at the level of pragmatist philosophy. yet regardless of his undeniable impression on philosophical thinkers of all genders, males stay the movers and shakers within the Jamesian universe—while girls exist essentially to aid their endeavors and serve their wishes. How may possibly the philosophy of William James, a guy dedicated to Victorian beliefs, be used to help feminism?
Feminist Interpretations of William James lays out the weather of James’s philosophy which are quite tricky for feminism, deals a singular feminist method of James’s moral philosophy, and takes up epistemic contestations in and with James’s pragmatism. the implications are brilliant. briefly, James’s philosophy can turn out helpful for feminist efforts to problem sexism and male privilege, inspite of James himself.
In this most recent installment of the Re-Reading the Canon sequence, members attract William James’s arguable texts no longer easily as an workout in feminist critique yet within the provider of feminism.
Along with the editors, the participants are Jeremy Carrette, Lorraine Code, Megan Craig, Susan Dieleman, Jacob L. Goodson, Maurice Hamington, Erin McKenna, José Medina, and Charlene Haddock Seigfried.
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