Hypatia 7 (3):138-154 (1992)

I present a way of thinking about gender that I have found helpful in evaluating various proposed feminist projects. By considering gender and value as independent dimensions, relationships of "difference" can be more clearly perceived as involving relationships of lack, of complementarity, or of perversion. I illustrate the use of my gender/value "compass" with applications to questions of self-identity, rationality, and knowledge. This way of thinking about gender allows a conceptualization of feminism that neither erases nor emphasizes gender distinctions.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.1992.tb00909.x
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 71,231
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Metaphors We Live By.George Lakoff & Mark Johnson - 1980 - University of Chicago Press.
Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity.Richard Rorty - 1989 - Cambridge University Press.
Metaphors We Live By.George Lakoff & Mark Johnson - 1980 - Ethics 93 (3):619-621.
Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity.Richard Rorty - 1989 - The Personalist Forum 5 (2):149-152.

View all 19 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

On Hegel, Women, and the Foundation of Ethical Life: Why Gender Doesn’T Belong in the Family.Laura Wildemann Kane - 2015 - Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 44 (1):1-17.

View all 6 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Gender Thinking.Stephen Smith - 1992 - Temple University Press.
A Dispositional Account of Gender.Jennifer McKitrick - 2015 - Philosophical Studies 172 (10):2575-2589.
Gender and Essence in Aristotle.GB Matthews - 1986 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 64:16.
Ontological Commitments, Sex and Gender.Mari Mikkola - 2011 - In Charlotte Witt (ed.), Feminist Metaphysics. Springer. pp. 67--83.
Thinking Gender Categories as Tropes.Vera Tripodi - 2009 - Rivista di Filosofia 100 (3):347-372.
Undoing Gender.J. Butler - 2004 - Routledge.
Gender and "Postmodern War".Robin May Schott - 1996 - Hypatia 11 (4):19 - 29.


Added to PP index

Total views
28 ( #410,524 of 2,518,158 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #408,577 of 2,518,158 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes