Kathryn Pyne Addelson
July 21, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 244 Pages
ISBN 9780367457716 - CAT# K463139
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Ethics
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Originally published in 1994, asks how moral theories, whether traditional or feminist are made a reality. Using detailed examples to bring moral norms to light, the book addresses historical cases and contemporary social problems such as teen pregnancy, contraception, abortion and gay rights. Her in-depth study of Margaret Sanger's early work on birth control shows how the knowledge of birth control as well as the action of abortion was (and still is) declared deviant and reveals the collective nature of both morality and knowledge.
1. A Philosopher’s Question, ‘How Should We Live?’ 2. Three Answers 3. Making Moral Problems Public 4. Margaret Sanger’s Answer: The Woman of Practical Wisdom 5. Autonomy and Life Plan: The Problem of the ‘Middle Class’ 6. A Collectivist Perspective 7. The Knowers and the Known 8. Self and Social Order