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Wirtulogia w nowym feminizmie
Virtuology in new feminism

Author(s): Aneta Gawkowska
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Instytut Profilaktyki Społecznej i Resocjalizacji UW
Keywords: new feminism; virtue; relationality; ethical traditions

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the issue of virtues in the new feminist theory against the background of an overview of three ethical traditions: eudaimonistic ethics of virtue, Kantian ethics of duty and emotivistic utilitarianism. Selected distinctive quotations from new feminist writings included in the paper show that this theory belongs to the first of the said traditions. However, new feminist theory has been successfully enriched with phenomenological thought on women experiences and with the feminist focus on ensuring equality and recognition of the positions and roles of women in the society. In new feminism, women are thought to be highly sensitive to human relationality, which plays a key role in achieving virtue. This stance is confronted with the research findings of Pitirim. A. Sorokin and of Wojciech Pawlik, and with theoretical reflection of Alasdair MacIntyre.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 92-108
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish