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Much of the history of western ethical thought has revolved around debates about what consti- tutes a good life and claims that a good life is achievable only by certain human beings. In Femi- nist Philosophies of Life feminist new material- ist posthumanist and ecofeminist philosophers challenge this tendency approaching the question of life from alternative perspectives. Signalling the importance of distinctively femi- nist reections on matters of shared concern Fem- inist Philosophies of Life not only exposes the propensity of discourses to normalize and exclude differently abled racialized feminized and gender nonconforming people it also asks questions about how life is constituted and understood without limiting itself to the human. A collection of articles that focuses on life as an organizing principle for ontology ethics and politics chap- ters of this study display responses to feminist thinkers such as Gloria Anzalda Judith Butler Adriana Cavarero Simone de Beauvoir Luce Iri- garay and Sren Kierkegaard. Divided into three parts the book debates the question of life in and against the emerging school of new feminist mate- rialism provides feminist phenomenological and existentialist accounts of life and focuses on lives marked by a particular precarity such as disabil- ity incarceration as well as life in the face of a changing climate. Calling for a broader account of lived experi- ence Feminist Philosophies of Life contains per- suasive original and diverse analyses that address some of the most crucial feminist issues. Hasana Sharp is associate professor of philosophy at McGill University. Chlo Taylor is associate professor of womens and gender studies and philosophy at the University of Alberta. 2 0 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 6 P H I L O S O P H Y G E N D E R S T U D I E S Feminist Philosophies of Life edited by hasana sharp and chlo taylor Exploring lifes character sex and meaning while calling attention to the most precarious among us. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S June 2016 978-0-7735-4745-2 32.95A 32.95A 22.99 paper 978-0-7735-4744-5 110.00S 110.00S 76.00 cloth 6 x 9 344pp Ebook available