Getting political theory pregnant: conceiving a new model of political personhood Public Deposited
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Mann, Hollie S.
- Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science
- This paper explores the challenges that the pregnant subject poses to a liberal conception of the self that presupposes rationality as a fundamental element of personhood without considering corporeality. I contend that such challenges must be taken seriously by liberals who assume a rational individualist model of human beings and then build upon such a conception self in order to emphasize or develop a particular set of core principles by which we ought to live. More importantly, these challenges ought to be taken seriously by feminists who have relied primarily on a woman’s capacity for rationality and autonomy to advance theories of justice. Finally, this paper addresses ethics of care theorists who have challenged liberalism but have failed to ground their theories in a conception of “normal” personhood as constituted by both rationality and corporeality.
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- May 2007
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- Bickford, Susan
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- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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