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Review: 'Immovable Laws, Irresistible Rights: Natural Law, Moral Rights, and Feminist Ethics'
Vera Lex
  • Rebecca Whisnant, University of Dayton
Document Type
Book Review
Publication Date
1-1-2002
Abstract
This collection of Pierce's essays traces the evolution of her thinking about natural law theory--and, more broadly, about talk of "natures" as normatively significant--over a period of 30 years. We see her move from a wholesale rejection of such talk, in her influential 1971 piece "Natural Law Language and Women," to a qualified admission that it can have its liberatory uses. Yet she maintains throughout that, progressive potential or no, natural law is far inferior to Kantian notions of rights and autonomy as a foundation for ethical thought.
Inclusive pages
173-178
ISBN/ISSN
0893-4851
Document Version
Published Version
Comments

This document is provided for download by permission of the publisher. Permission documentation is on file.

Book's citation information: Pierce, Christine. Immovable Laws, Irresistible Rights: Natural Law, Moral Rights, and Feminist Ethics. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2000.

Publisher
Pace University Press
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Rebecca Whisnant. "Review: 'Immovable Laws, Irresistible Rights: Natural Law, Moral Rights, and Feminist Ethics'" Vera Lex Vol. 3 (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rebecca-whisnant/11/