Title

Politics without Human Nature? Reconstructing a Common Humanity

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 1994

Publication Title

Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy

Department

Religion

Abstract

Political action requires a concept of humanity grounded in an explicit notion of human nature. Feminists apprehensive about poststructuralism's implications for a feminist politics need methods and discourses that allow feminist politics to proceed toward a vision of human well-being. Recent work by Chris Weedon and Erica Sherover-Marcuse highlights the need for hypotheses that can guide efforts to dismantle oppressed habits of being and help women evaluate and develop political strategies for universal solidarity.

ISSN

0887-5367