Witt, Charlotte The Metaphysics of Gender

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The Metaphysics of Gender

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The Metaphysics of Gender is a book about gender essentialism: what it is and why it might be true. It opens with the question: What is gender essentialism? After distinguishing between essentialism about gender viewed as a kind and essentialism about gender in relation to individuals and their lived experiences, successive chapters introduce the ingredients for a theory of gender essentialism about individuals, called uniessentialism. Gender uniessentialism claims that a social individual's gender is uniessential to that individual. It is modeled on Aristotle's essentialism in which the form or essence of an individual is the principle of unity of that individual. For example, the form or essence of an artifact, like a house, is what unifies the material parts of the house into a new individual (over and above a sum of parts). Since an individual's gender is a social role (or set of social norms) the kind of unity in question is not the unity of material parts, as it is in the artifact example. Instead, the central claim of gender uniessentialism is that an individual's gender provides that individual with a principle of normative unity — a principle that orders and organizes all of that individual's other social roles. An important ingredient in gender uniessentialism concerns exactly which individuals are at issue — human organisms, persons or social individuals? Given the view of gender as a social role the claim of gender essentialism can only be coherently expressed of social individuals. The Metaphysics of Gender argues that a social individual's gender is uniessential to it.

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Charlotte Witt is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at the University of New Hampshire. She is the author of Substance and Essence in Aristotle and Ways of Being: Potentiality and Actuality in Aristotle's Metaphysics. She is also the editor of Feminist Metaphysics: Explorations in the Ontology of Sex, Gender and the Self, and the co-editor of A Mind of One's Own: Feminist Essays on Reason and Objectivity . She lives in Portland, Maine with her family.

Contenuti:

  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • 1: Two Notions of Essence
  • 2: Gender and Social Normativity
  • 3: Human Organisms, Social Individuals and Persons
  • 4: The Argument for Gender Essentialism
  • 5: The Person, the Social Individual and the Self
  • Epilogue Gender Essentialism and Feminist Politics
  • Select Bibliography

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 208 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The Metaphysics of Gender is a book about gender essentialism: what it is and why it might be true. It opens with the question: What is gender essentialism? After distinguishing between essentialism about gender viewed as a kind and essentialism about gender in relation to individuals and their lived experiences, successive chapters introduce the ingredients for a theory of gender essentialism about individuals, called uniessentialism. Gender uniessentialism claims that a social individual s gender is uniessential to that individual. It is modeled on Aristotle s essentialism in which the form or essence of an individual is the principle of unity of that individual. For example, the form or essence of an artifact, like a house, is what unifies the material parts of the house into a new individual (over and above a sum of parts). Since an individual s gender is a social role (or set of social norms) the kind of unity in question is not the unity of material parts, as it is in the artifact example. Instead, the central claim of gender uniessentialism is that an individual s gender provides that individual with a principle of normative unity - a principle that orders and organizes all of that individual s other social roles. An important ingredient in gender uniessentialism concerns exactly which individuals are at issue - human organisms, persons or social individuals? Given the view of gender as a social role the claim of gender essentialism can only be coherently expressed of social individuals. The Metaphysics of Gender argues that a social individual s gender is uniessential to it. Codice libro della libreria APC9780199740406

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 208 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The Metaphysics of Gender is a book about gender essentialism: what it is and why it might be true. It opens with the question: What is gender essentialism? After distinguishing between essentialism about gender viewed as a kind and essentialism about gender in relation to individuals and their lived experiences, successive chapters introduce the ingredients for a theory of gender essentialism about individuals, called uniessentialism. Gender uniessentialism claims that a social individual s gender is uniessential to that individual. It is modeled on Aristotle s essentialism in which the form or essence of an individual is the principle of unity of that individual. For example, the form or essence of an artifact, like a house, is what unifies the material parts of the house into a new individual (over and above a sum of parts). Since an individual s gender is a social role (or set of social norms) the kind of unity in question is not the unity of material parts, as it is in the artifact example. Instead, the central claim of gender uniessentialism is that an individual s gender provides that individual with a principle of normative unity - a principle that orders and organizes all of that individual s other social roles. An important ingredient in gender uniessentialism concerns exactly which individuals are at issue - human organisms, persons or social individuals? Given the view of gender as a social role the claim of gender essentialism can only be coherently expressed of social individuals. The Metaphysics of Gender argues that a social individual s gender is uniessential to it. Codice libro della libreria APC9780199740406

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 168 pages. Dimensions: 8.2in. x 5.4in. x 0.5in.The Metaphysics of Gender is a book about gender essentialism: What it is and why it might be true. It opens with the question: What is gender essentialism The first chapter distinguishes between essentialism about kinds of individuals (e. g. women and men as groups) and essentialism about individuals (e. g. you and me). Successive chapters introduce the ingredients for a theory of gender essentialism about individuals, called uniessentialism. Gender uniessentialism claims that a social individuals gender is uniessential to that individual. It is modeled on Aristotles essentialism in which the form or essence of an individual is the principle of unity of that individual. For example, the form or essence of an artifact, like a house, is what unifies the material parts of the house into a new individual (over and above a sum of parts). Since an individuals gender is a social role (or set of social norms), the kind of unity in question is not the unity of material parts, as it is in the artifact example. Instead, the central claim of gender uniessentialism is that an individuals gender provides that individual with a principle of normative unity-a principle that orders and organizes all of that individuals other social roles. An important ingredient in gender uniessentialism concerns exactly which individuals are at issue-human organisms, persons, or social individuals The Metaphysics of Gender argues that a social individuals gender is uniessential to it. Gender uniessentialism expresses the centrality of gender in our lived experiences and explores the social normativity of gender in a way that is useful for feminist theory and politics. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780199740406

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