Knowing, Caring, and Acting: The Focus on Context in Feminist Ethics

By Dawn Robinson Rose

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Fall 1996

The author argues that like contemporary liberal Jewish ethics, contemporary feminist theories deal with an ephemerality in ethics; constructed from a balance or blend of traditional teachings and modern experience. The author suggests that its nebulous nature comes not only from the rejection of literal revelation, but also from a patriarchal philosophical tradition positing abstract universality and objectivity. The author discusses recent work in feminist epistemology, which she argues dramatically underscores the importance of Jewish feminist ethics for the liberal Jewish community.

Topic: Methodology, Morality, Feminism, Ethics, Women

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol.61/No.1

Page Number(s): 75-81

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Genre: Article

Coverage: World

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Rose, Dawn Robinson. Knowing, Caring, and Acting: The Focus on Context in Feminist Ethics. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Fall 1996: 75-81.


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