Maternal Ethics and Other Slave Moralities

1st Edition

Cynthia Willett

Routledge
Published September 29, 1995
Reference - 228 Pages
ISBN 9780415912105 - CAT# RT1163

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Summary

In Maternal Ethics and Other Slave Moralities which includes the first extended philosophical discussion of the works of Frederick Douglass, Cynthia Willett puts forward a novel theory of ethical subjectivity that is aimed to counter prevailing pathologies of sexist, racist Eurocentric culture. Weaving together accounts of the self drawn from African-American and European philosophies, psychoanalysis, slave narratives and sociology, Willett interrogates what Hegel locates as the core of the self: the desire for

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