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By Ann Ferguson, Mechthild Nagel

Ann Ferguson, Mechthild Nagel (eds.)

Iris Marion younger used to be a world-renowned feminist ethical and political thinker whose many books and articles spanned greater than 3 many years. She explored problems with social justice and oppression idea, the phenomenology of women's our bodies, deliberative democracy and questions of terrorism, violence, overseas legislation and the function of the nationwide safety country. Her works were of serious curiosity to these either within the analytic and Continental philosophical culture, and her roots variety from severe conception (Habermas and Marcuse), and phenomenology (Beauvoir and Merleau Ponty) to poststructural psychoanalytic feminism (Kristeva and Ingaray). This anthology of writings goals to hold at the fruitful strains of proposal she created and comprises works via either famous and more youthful authors who discover and have interaction severely with features of her paintings. The essays contain own remembrances in addition to a final interview with younger approximately her paintings. The essays are geared up into subject parts which are of curiosity to scholars in complex undergraduate and graduate classes in ethics, feminist conception, and political philosophy.


"This is an invaluable, informative number of severe reflections on Iris Marion Young's vast contribution to feminist, social, and political philosophy. it may well do good as a supplemental textual content in a graduate seminar at the paintings of younger and different feminist and political philosophy." --Notre Dame Philosophical evaluate

"As the legitimacy of politicians and political associations comes into sharper concentration in an period of worldwide austerity unrivaled in dwelling reminiscence, for me it's Iris Young's resolute grounding in daily struggles, her ideas of differentiated team spirit and social connection which can supply a theoretical underpinning for brand new and extra empowering social practices - a spot the place sociology definitely must always be." --Sociology

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I had heard that you had cancer but that it was now in remission. Then, very recently, I heard that the cancer had come back. In July, during a short stopover in New York between conferences, I made a long list of things to do when I returned from a conference I would soon attend in Mexico. ” But on the very day that I returned from that conference, I received an e-mail which announced your death. I was devastated. I called David who told me that the cancer had spread so far that you had decided to stop medical treatment, that you had left the hospital and gone home.

I recently read for the first time something you had written in your Intersecting Voices (Young 1997). ” In that article, you recognize the merit of the feminist critiques of home but nonetheless insist that there are a core set of values embodied in the creation and maintaining of a home, values which should not be discarded and which can even provide a grounding for radical social critique. Among those values is the recognition of homemaking as preserving personally significant objects and organizing space, endowing these things with a living meaning that can help to support both personal and social identity, even as these identities are changing, and which can provide a material anchor for a sense of agency.

Notwithstanding, she dedicated us as much time as she could: She was even so mindful that she brought with her the new edition of Throwing Like a Girl—On Female Body Experience. ). While Mojca and I were taking Iris to the Alpine part of Slovenia on a sunny May Day, we had a break in my garden for a tea and she gave us the interview below. ” She sent me two additional mails commenting on one of my texts. In early summer we received the sad news that Iris had died, and we realized that we had most likely recorded the last interview with her.

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