Gendering the Body: Beauvoir’s Philosophical Contribution

Butler, Judith. “Gendering the Body: Beauvoir's Philosophical Contribution,” in Women, Knowledge, and Reality: Explorations in Philosophy, A. Garry and M. Pearsall (eds.). Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1989.

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In recent years feminist philosophers have provided us with an extensive critique of traditional philosophy. In questioning its most fundamental assumptions, they are exposing the inadequacies of theories that ignored gender and the ways in which it shapes experiences and perception theory. Women, Knowledge & Reality is the first book to address the impact of feminist scholarship on methodology, metaphysics, theory of knowledge (and their subfields), at an introductory level. It fills a gap in the philosophical literature and will become essential and fascinating reading.