publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Virtues of the self : ethics and the critique of feminist identity politics

Pollot, Elena Linda Maria;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2014
  • Publisher: The University of Edinburgh
This thesis is situated at the intersection of feminist political theory, identity politics and moral philosophy. Its broader aim is to show the positive consequences of returning the self and its inner activity to the ethical domain for feminist identity politics. To this end, it brings feminist identity politics into dialogue with contemporary developments in virtue ethics, in particular Christine Swanton’s pluralistic virtue ethics. As its starting point, it takes issue with the tendency to reduce the complexity of identity to issues of category. The first part of the thesis problematises this tendency and argues for a reconsideration of ...
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