Sartre, beauvoir, and the race/gender analogy: A case for black feminist philosophy

Kathryn T. Gines

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The discipline of philosophy leaves much to be desired when it comes to black feminism. Although white feminism (especially French feminism in the continental tradition) is making strides, this is often to the exclusion or marginalization of women of color. Similarly black male philosophers and scholars have left their imprint on continental philosophy (for example, in the critical philosophy of race), but often to the exclusion of the woman question. Considered from another perspective, continental philosophy has been a resource for feminist philosophy and the critical philosophy of race, but perhaps less so for what we might call a "critical" philosophy of black feminism. Although the few black women philosophers who work in the areas of feminist philosophy and critical philosophy of race (and some black men) are beginning to bring black feminism into the philosophy canon, we still do not have a fully developed black feminist philosophy.1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConvergences
Subtitle of host publicationBlack Feminism and Continental Philosophy
PublisherState University of New York Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781438432670
StatePublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


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