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

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How are the unjustified dominations of women and other humans connected to the unjustified domination of animals and nonhuman nature? What are the characteristics of oppressive conceptual frameworks and systems of unjustified domination? How does an ecofeminist perspective help one understand issues of environmental and social justice? In this important new work, Karen J. ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 11th 2000 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published October 2000)
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Very helpful for me, intelligent yet I don't have to be a rocket scientist to read the theory and understand it.
Rhonda Browning White
This is a text of conceptual issues on Western ecofemenist philosophy. It's largely opinion with a variety of perspectives, including the author's own version of ecofeminist philosophy. It touches upon environmental ethics, which I believe should have been addressed in more depth. The ongoing mention and discussion of "other human Others," a.k.a. women, which permeates the book, leaves me (as a woman), feeling sick. "Other human Others?" I found it demeaning and the opposite of what feminism and ...more
I didn't get to read the entire book cover to cover, but I did get through most of it and found it really interesting. It was amazing to see environmentalism and feminism fused together in such a way, since I care about both of them. The writing wasn't too difficult to understand, and it covered several sides of ecofeminism and served as a really good introduction for me.
At first, I found this book so awful it infuriated me, but by the end of the book I appreciated the contribution it makes to ecofeminist philosophy--though I think the eco- part could have been stronger.
The most awful book I have ever read in my life. It basically made me hate ecofeminism. So glad I finished it.
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Karen J. Warren is an author, scholar, and former Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Macalester College.

Karen Warren received her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Minnesota (1970) and her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1978. Before her long tenure at Macalester College, which began in 1985, Warren was Professor of Philosophy at St. Olaf College in the early 1980s.
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