University of Oregon

rethinking value theory

Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy

25th Anniversary Conference: Feminist Legacies / Feminist Futures

October 22-24, 2009

Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington

Hypatia Founders Rethink Value Theory

23 October 2009

In this second thematic keynote panel, contributors addressed pivotal questions in feminist ethics and political theory rooted in discussions they helped initiate, in early issues of Hypatia, with probing critiques of colonialism and sex/gender conventions, and the exploration of distinctively feminist approaches to questions of justice, responsibility, and moral agency. They reflected on the trajectory of feminist value theory and, looking forward, considered the implications of attending to the realities of interpersonal dependency, taking structural conditions seriously in theorizing culpable wrong, articulating a racialized, as well as gendered, politics of recognition, and reframing conceptions of justice in transnational terms.

Chair: Lori Gruen (Wesleyan University)

Claudia Card, University of Wisconsin

Alison M. Jaggar, University of Colorado, Boulder

Eva Feder Kittay, Stony Brook University

Maria Lugones, Binghamton University