As Karen Warren’s book Ecofeminist Philosophy. () illustrates, a key insight of ecological feminism is captured by the phrase “it’s all connected.” In more. While this full-length book could be considered the culmination of over a decade of Karen Warren’s prolific career theorizing about ecofeminist issues as a. Ecofeminist Philosophy by Karen J. Warren, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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One of Warren’s central ecofeminist claims is that understanding the domination of nature will help illuminate the oppression of women, just as understanding gender oppression will shed light on the ways in which nature has been exploited.

Such is warreen case in environmental ethics.

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A goal of ecofeminism then,is to develop gender-sensitive language, theory, and practicesthat do not further the exploitative experiences and habits ofdissociated, male-gender identified philosophu toward women and nature. The Case For Animal Rights. Thesedifferent perspectives reflect not only different feministperspectives e.

It is clear and concise. Request removal from index. Is either liberal feminist ecological implication acceptable froman ecofeminist perspective? Is there anecological ethic that is also a feminist ethic? Oppressive and patriarchal conceptual frameworks are characterizednot only ecofe,inist value dualisms and hierarchies but also by “power-over” conceptions of power and relationships of domination Warrenb and a logic of dominationi.

On both models, nature was female. Ethics in a Fruit Philoslphy Ecofeminist Ethics. Review quote Warren has provided a useful book for feminist and environmental philosophy instruction.

The various allegedhistorical, causal conceptual, empirical, and symbolicwoman-nature connections discussed above have also motivatedthe need for new, ecofeminist epistemologies. The Best Books of Warren – – Ethics, Policy and Environment 14 1: Ecofeminist Philosophy will be a welcomed read for both theorists and activists who are discouraged by and disillusioned with single-issue, single-movement politics and wish to explore the crucial links between the oppression of humans and the domination of the environment.


The Lay of the Land: How does an ecofeminist perspective help one understand issues Ecofeminism in Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality categorize this paper.

Traditional Marxist feminism views the oppression of women as a kindof class oppression, a direct result of the institution of classsociety and, under capitalism, private property. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

If ecofeminists who allege various conceptualwoman-nature connections are correct, this will involvereconceiving those mainstay philosophical notions which rely on them e.

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Ecofeminist Philosophy : A Western Perspective on What It is and Why It Matters

There are at least eight sorts of connections that ecofeministshave identified. What is Ecofeminist Political Philosophy? Warren looks at the variety of positions in ecofeminism, the distinctive nature of ecofeminist philosophy, ecofeminism as an ecological position, and other aspects of the movement to reveal its significance to both understanding and creatively changing patriarchal and other systems of unjustified domination.

There are, of course, always compelling exceptions that like all ethical decisions are contingent upon the facts of one’s own unique circumstances, but for many, if not most, Westerners in “developed countries,” adopting a vegetarian diet or drastically reducing one’s consumption of animal products are not merely viable, realistic, healthy and affordable options.

Science Logic and Mathematics. Nature, self, and gender: This essayrepresents an edited version of the philosophically significantaspects of Merchant’s main argument in The Death of Nature; it sidesteps some of the more technical, literary, orscientific specifics that receive extensive attention in the book. Aneco-feminist reading of critical ecofemimist, in Studies in theHumanities.

While radical feministshistorically have had the most to say about ecofeminism, sometimesclaiming that “women are closer to nature than men,” someecofeminists have worried about the extent to which exofeminist feminismboth mystifies women’s experiences by locating women closer to waarren men, and offers ahistorically essentialist accounts of “women’sexperiences.


Because of its accessible style, the book will serve particularly well as an introduction to ecofeminism.

Ecofeminist Philosophy

These notionswill need to be reexamined for posslble male-gender bias. Still other feminists e g. Primarily because of spacelimitations, the discussion of “theoretical phiposophy offered hereis restricted to environmental ethics.

In this important new work, Karen J. References to this book Gendered Lives: Contents What Are Ecofeminists Saying? An oppressive conceptual frameworkis patriarchal when it explains, justifies, and maintains thesubordination of women by men. Inclusion of the Merchant essay in this section ensuresrepresentation of an early and classic, although not universallyaccepted see Plumwoodhistorical ecofeminist position on thepatriarchal source of the domination warrem nature.

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ecofeninist These are the sorts of questions ecofeminism raises for traditionalfields in mainstream philosophy. The Promise of Ecofeminismed. Even more rare is her analysis opening onto avenues for further inquiry, which renders the book highly recommendable for almost anyone to read, whether student, philosopher, feminist, environmentalist, or simply the curious.

Empirical and Experiential Connections. Toward an ecofeminist ethic, Studies in theHumanities. Finally, because of the discussions regarding moral pluralism and the reconciliation of holism with individualism, the book also captures a somewhat higher level of intellectual interest. As someone who sees great liberatory potential in the types of comprehensive, cross-disciplinary, intersectional analyses and practices that constitute the many forms of ecofeminism, I found myself almost consistently in agreement with many of Warren’s arguments.