25th Anniversary Conference Videos

Hypatia Founders Rethink Value Theory

23 October 2009, 1:30-3:00

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)

Eva Feder Kittay, Stony Brook University
Maria Lugones, Binghamton University
Claudia Card, University of Wisconsin
Alison M. Jaggar, University of Colorado, Boulder