Following the logic of the feminist revolution toward its embrace of transgender rights provides insights into its unpredictable character. Second-wave feminists, taking their inspiration from Simone de Beauvoir, seek human liberation through the divorce of sex and gender. Women had long been “the second sex,” Beauvoir worried. Women will be free only when they transcend […]
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The success of the second-wave feminist project requires a fundamental revolution in society’s mores and institutions. This revolution is closely connected with Dewey’s progressive political project. Like much of the American tradition, today’s feminism speaks the language of rights, liberty and equality. Yet there is also something within feminism hostile to the principles of limited […]
A Political Theory Review interview with Peter Steinberger, Robert H. and Blanche Day Ellis Professor of Political Science and Humanities at Reed College, about his recent book, The Politics of Objectivity: An Essay on the Foundations of Political Conflict (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Hear more interviews from The Political Theory Review.
A Political Theory Review interview with Steven Smith, Alfred Cowles Professor of Government and Philosophy at Yale University, about his new book, Modernity and Its Discontents (Yale University Press, 2016). Hear more interviews from The Political Theory Review.
The Declaration echoed the united voices of the ancients and moderns on the idea of nature’s relevance for politics, and highlighted the constructive character of preceding European political thought. Historians of political thought tend to focus their scholarly powers on showing how important particular lines of influence were to the Declaration’s background at the expense […]