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Author Smith, Steven G.

Title Gender thinking / Steven G. Smith.

Imprint Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1992.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.3 S661G    Check Shelf
Description xv, 381 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-373) and index.
Contents 1. The Two Sides of Gender Thinking. Positive gender thinking. Critical gender thinking. Implications for our study -- 2. On Conceiving the Human. The "human" "Nature" Following nature. Gender as an anthropological theme -- 3. Gender and Humanity. The problem: how to behave. How gender qualifies humanity. How humanity qualifies gender. Gender and central human projects. Gender and other human kinds compared. Human nature as an endowment of diversities -- 4. The Sex "Basis" of Gender. The problem of junction between intentional and descriptive concepts. The structure of embodiment. Qualifications of intention by sex. Gender and biological facts. Human nature as animal nature: human biology and anthropology. Human nature as animal nature: the Beast Within. The case of sexual jealousy. Human nature as sexual consistency: the racial parallel -- 5. Gender, Valuation, and Selfhood. The attractions of gender and "finer feelings": Kant. The structure of valuing. A puzzle: How can a valuer value a different way of valuing? The gendering of ethics: Gilligan. Pornography and other pathologies of gender valuation. Androgyny and perplexity. Gender character and "true self" Gendered selfhood and the asymmetry problem in High Noon. Human nature as a set of gendered metiers -- 6. Gender and Duality. The problem: how to think. Structures of duality. Metaphysical gender-duality theories: Hegel and Levinas. Theological gender-duality theories: The Shakers and Paul. Social-scientific gender-duality theories: Freud and Levi-Strauss. Human nature as a harmony of the sexes and genders -- 7. Gender and Procreation. The relevance of procreation to gender and human nature. The structure of procreative activity. Generationality, potentiation, and determination. Gender and issues of procreative choice. Conclusion: Realizing Sex. Realized imaginatively. Realized intellectually. Realized spiritually. Realized practically.
Subject Sex role.
Philosophical anthropology.
Mind and body.
Ethics. (OCoLC)fst00915833
Mind and body. (OCoLC)fst01021997
Philosophical anthropology. (OCoLC)fst01060766
Race. (OCoLC)fst01086436
Sex role. (OCoLC)fst01114598
Philosophische Anthropologie.
Filosofisk antropologi.
ISBN 0877229635 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780877229636 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0877229643 (paper ; alk. paper)
9780877229643 (paper ; alk. paper)
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