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Jane Dryden
Mount Allison University
  1. Digestion, Habit, and Being at Home: Hegel and the Gut as Ambiguous Other.Jane Dryden - 2016 - PhaenEx 11 (2):1-22.
    Recent work in the philosophy of biology argues that we must rethink the biological individual beyond the boundary of the species, given that a key part of our essential functioning is carried out by the bacteria in our intestines in a way that challenges any strictly genetic account of what is involved for the biological human. The gut is a kind of ambiguous other within our understanding of ourselves, particularly when we also consider the status of gastro-intestinal disorders. Hegel offers (...)
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    Evil and Moral Responsibility in The Vocation of Man.Jane Dryden - 2013 - In Daniel Breazeale & Tom Rockmore (eds.), Fichte's Vocation of Man: New Interpretive and Critical Essays. Albany, NY, USA: pp. 185-198.
    When discussing the problem of evil, philosophers often distinguish between physical evil (harm caused within the natural world such as natural disasters, disease, and the like), and moral evil (harm caused by human agency). Mapping this traditional distinction is mapped onto the third section of Fichte’s The Vocation of Man would at first seem fairly straightforward: for Fichte, evil arising from nature occurs through “blind mechanism” and is unfree; in contrast, evil done by human beings arises out of free agency. (...)
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    Hegel, Feminist Philosophy, and Disability: Rereading Our History.Jane Dryden - 2013 - The Disability Studies Quarterly 33 (4).
    Although feminist philosophers have been critical of the gendered norms contained within the history of philosophy, they have not extended this critical analysis to norms concerning disability. In the history of Western philosophy, disability has often functioned as a metaphor for something that has gone awry. This trope, according to which disability is something that has gone wrong, is amply criticized within Disability Studies, though not within the tradition of philosophy itself or even within feminist philosophy. In this paper, I (...)
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    Food Choices and Gut Issues.Jane Dryden - 2021 - Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 7 (3).
    People with gut issues are often constrained in the foods they are able to eat. The choices they are able to make about food, however, are shaped not merely by specific medical and dietary needs but also by social, relational, and environmental factors such as the presence of trusted and supportive others who take their needs seriously. Drawing on work in disability theory and relational autonomy, as well as interviews undertaken in summer 2019, the paper explores the ways that choices (...)
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    Embodiment and Vulnerability in Fichte and Hegel.Jane Dryden - 2013 - Dialogue 52 (1):109-128.
    This article uses Fichte and Hegel to explore the argument that vulnerability is valuable because it is what we all share as embodied beings in the world, and thus contributes to our connection with others. Further, recognition of one’s own vulnerability promotes self-knowledge. Their philosophies are then contrasted to show that Fichte’s system leads him to the attempt to overcome and control vulnerability, whereas Hegel’s describes an interplay of freedom and determination that allows us to be reconciled to our vulnerable, (...)
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    Hegel's Anthropology: Transforming the Body.Jane Dryden - 2021 - In Joshua Wretzel & Sebastian Stein (eds.), Hegel’s Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences: A Critical Guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 127-147.
    The trajectory of the “Anthropology” section of Hegel’s Encyclopedia brings us from the uncultivated, natural soul which humans share with non-human animals, to the point where it becomes an individual subject, ready to become the “I” of the “Phenomenology” section. Much of this entails the transformation of the body from something purely determined by nature to being a home for spirit as it freely relates itself to the world. The “Anthropology” thus dwells on the theme of liberation from nature. Especially (...)
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    Hegel’s Philosophy of Reality, Freedom, and God, by Robert M. Wallace. [REVIEW]Jane Dryden - 2006 - The Owl of Minerva 38 (1/2):203-208.
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    It’s Not Easy Being Green Lanterns.Jane Dryden - 2011 - The Philosophers' Magazine 53 (53):96-99.
    The hero might do something that he or she may regret later, but since the action is so boldly and decisively undertaken, we can’t help but be impressed. We may even find ourselves awed by the magnificence of an action that is ethically abhorrent.
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    Rights, Bodies and Recognition: New Essays on Fichte’s Foundations of Natural Right. [REVIEW]Jane Dryden - 2010 - The Owl of Minerva 42 (1/2):229-237.
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    Recent Dissertations.Jane Dryden - 2008 - The Owl of Minerva 40 (1):09.
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  11. Book Review: Alison Stone, Nature, Ethics and Gender in German Romanticism and Idealism[REVIEW]Jane Dryden - 2021 - Hypatia Reviews Online 2020:E13.
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    Green Lantern and Philosophy: No Evil Shall Escape This Book.William Irwin, Jane Dryden & Mark D. White (eds.) - 2011 - Wiley.
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    The Empirical I in the System of Ethics.Jane Dryden - 2008 - Philosophy Today 52 (3-4):399-406.
    This paper will consider the differing ways that empirical individuality is dealt with in Fichte’s philosophy, focusing especially on the System of Ethics. It will attempt to defend Fichte against some of his critics who suggest that individuality and individual freedom are lost within the more universalist account given in the System of Ethics, by showing how Fichte has different purposes in the doctrine of right and the doctrine of ethics. However, on the other side, it will also caution against (...)
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    Guest Editor’s Introduction: “Philosophy and its Borders”.Jane Dryden - 2018 - Dialogue 57 (2):203-216.
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