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Author Parsons, Susan Frank.

Title The ethics of gender / Susan Frank Parsons
Published Oxford : Blackwell Publishers, 2002


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Description 202 pages ; 23 cm
Series New dimensions to religious ethics
New dimensions to religious ethics.
Contents On ethics and gender -- Feminism as an ethics of gender -- Is ethics a man's subject? -- The matter of bodies -- The subject of language -- The power of agency -- Engendering ethics -- Conceiving of difference -- Subjected in hope -- For love of God
Summary "The Ethics of Gender investigates the impact of thinking with gender on modern ethics, and considers the insights that postmodern gender theory might bring to the ethical project. Following Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's suggestion of the discursive incoherence of gender, the author follows the fault lines of modern humanism that are opened up by the gender critique, in relation to embodiment, subjectivity, and agency. The book investigates the effort to sustain humanism by means of an ethics of difference, of relationality, and of revaluation of nature, in such writers as Martha Nussbaum, Daphne Hampson, Lisa Sowle Cahill, Grace Jantzen, and Luce Irigaray. The central thrust of the book, however, is to understand these as echoes of the Nietzschean cry for redemption, and thus as signs of the failure of post-Enlightenment ethical thinking
With the help of Judith Butler's analyses of coming to matter, of subjection, and of performativity, the book concludes with the possibility of another way of self-understanding and of renewal in theological ethics for our time."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Christian ethics -- Roman Catholic authors
Christian ethics -- Anglican authors.
Feminist ethics.
LC no. 2001001140
ISBN 0631215166 alkaline paper
0631215174 paperback alkaline paper