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Okin, Susan Moller (1946–2004)

DOI
10.4324/9780415249126-DD098-1
Published
2006
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-DD098-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 2006
Retrieved January 21, 2018, from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/okin-susan-moller-1946-2004/v-1

Article Summary

Susan Moller Okin was a liberal theorist whose feminist perspective challenged contemporary liberal theory’s complacency about gender and the family. She insisted that liberalism, properly understood as a theory opposed to social hierarchies and supportive of individual freedom and equality, must provide the tools for criticizing the substantial inequalities between men and women in contemporary societies.

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Satz, Debra. Okin, Susan Moller (1946–2004), 2006, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DD098-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/okin-susan-moller-1946-2004/v-1.
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