The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy is an outstanding guide and reference source to the key topics, subjects, thinkers, and debates in feminist philosophy. Fifty-six chapters, written by an international team of contributors specifically for the Companion, are organized into five sections: (1) Engaging the Past; (2) Mind, Body, and World; (3) Knowledge, Language, and Science; (4) Intersections; (5) Ethics, Politics, and Aesthetics. The volume provides a mutually enriching representation of the several philosophical traditions that contribute to feminist philosophy. It also foregrounds issues of global concern and scope; shows how feminist theory meshes with rich theoretical approaches that start from transgender identities, race and ethnicity, sexuality, disabilities, and other axes of identity and oppression; and highlights the interdisciplinarity of feminist philosophy and the ways that it both critiques and contributes to the whole range of subfields within philosophy.

chapter |10 pages


part I|144 pages

Engaging The Past

chapter 3|14 pages

Dao Becomes Female

A Gendered Reality, Knowledge, and Strategy for Living

chapter 8|13 pages

Feminism and the Enlightenment

chapter 11|11 pages

Feminist Pragmatism

chapter 12|12 pages

Feminist Phenomenology

part II|86 pages

Body, Mind, and World

chapter 15|14 pages

Embodiment and Feminist Philosophy

chapter 16|13 pages


Sex, Gender, and What Lies Beneath

part III|100 pages

Knowledge, Language, and Science

part IV|118 pages


chapter 32|12 pages

Through the Looking Glass

Trans Theory Meets Feminist Philosophy

chapter 36|13 pages

Encountering Religious Diversity

Perspectives from Feminist Philosophy of Religion

part V|254 pages

Ethics, Politics, and Aesthetics

part |37 pages

chapter 37|11 pages

Historicizing Feminist Aesthetics

chapter 38|11 pages

Aesthetics and the Politics of Gender

On Arendt’s Theory of Narrative and Action

part |93 pages


chapter 42|12 pages

Feminist Metaethics

chapter 43|16 pages

Feminist Ethics of Care

chapter 44|12 pages

Confucianism and Care Ethics

chapter 45|11 pages

Feminist Virtue Ethics

chapter 46|13 pages

Feminist Bioethics

part |120 pages

Social and Political Philosophy

chapter 52|13 pages

Feminism and Liberalism

chapter 53|13 pages

Feminism and Freedom

chapter 54|11 pages

Feminism and Power