“Ethics of Embodiment,” Special Issue of Hypatia Now Available!

Out this summer, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy’s special issue on “Ethics and Embodiment” (v. 26.3) explores the implications of situating bodies at the center of ethical theory.

How does bodily vulnerability inform ethical demands?  How does a focus on embodiment realign existing ethical theories and practices? How does an embodied ethics contribute to new ways of thinking about space, time, and intersubjectivity? How does an ethic of embodiment lead to a critique of the relationship between the normal, the norm, and the normative? In this issue, contributors draw on feminist analyses of bodily differences to expose the blind spots of prevailing ethical norms by considering such questions.

Since its inception in the mid-1980s, Hypatia has been a catalyst for broadening and refining feminist philosophy as well as an invaluable resource for those teaching in this area. Hypatia is currently housed at the Simpson Center and will be in residency here through June 2013. This special issue is edited by Debra Beroffen (Philosophy, George Mason University) and Gail Weiss (Philosophy, George Washington University). Click here for more information and to order a copy.

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