Eva Feder Kittay

Eva Feder Kittay

Distinguished Professor
Ph.D. City University of New York, 1978
B.A. Sarah Lawrence College, 1967

Harriman Hall 241
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750
Tel: (631) 632-7570
Eva.Kittay@Stonybrook.edu


Areas of Specialization

Feminist philosophy, feminist ethics, social and political theory, metaphor, disability studies

Additional Interests

Philosophy of language, normative ethics, social thought


Eva Kittay's most recent books include Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy, edited with L.Alcoff (Blackwell, 2007), Theoretical Perspectives on Dependency and Women, edited with Ellen Feder (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003), Love's Labor: Essays on Women, Equality, and Dependency (Thinking Gender Series, Routledge, 1999). Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy, co-edited with Licia Carlson is forthcoming (Blackwell, 2009). She is co-editing a double special issue of Metaphilosophy with L. Carlson forthcoming July and October 2009 and has co-edited, Special Issue of Hypatia: Feminism and Disability with A. Silvers and S. Wendell, and Special Issue of Social Theory and Practice: Embodied Values: Philosophy and Disabilities with R. Gottlieb. Her other books include Metaphor: Its Cognitive Force and Linguistic Structure (Claredon Press, Oxford University Press 1987, 1985); Women and Moral Theory, edited with D.T. Meyers (Rowman and Littlefield 1985); and Frames, Fields and Contrasts, edited with A. Lehrer (Erlbaum, 1992). Her areas of expertise include feminist philosophy, feminist ethics, social and political theory, metaphor, and disability studies. She has taught and published more generally in philosophy of language and normative ethics and social thought. She is a Senior Fellow of the Stony Brook Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics and an Affiliate of the Women's Studies Program.


Selected Publications

Books

  • Blackwell's Studies in Feminist Philosophy (edited with Linda Alcoff), Blackwell 2006.
  • The Subject of Care (edited with Ellen Feder), Rowman and Littlefield 2003.
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Dependency and Women (with Ellen Feder), Rowman and Littlefield 2002.
  • Frames, Fields and Contrasts (edited with A. Lehrer), Erlbaum 1992.
  • Love's Labor: Essays on Women, Equality, and Dependency, Routledge (Thinking Gender Series) 1999.
  • Metaphor: Its Cognitive Force and Linguistic Structure, Claredon Press, Oxford University Press 1987, 1989.
  • Women and Moral Theory (edited with D. T. Meyers), Rowman and Littlefield 1987.

Articles


Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming Events

Thinking the Plural: Richard Bernstein’s Contribution to American Philosophy
[PDF]

September 26th-27th

Fré Ilgen: Arts and Bodies
[PDF]

October 14th

Translating Jean-Luc Nancy: Invitations and Intrusions
[PDF]

October 15th

Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award

October 21st

Book Presentation

Edward S. Casey and Mary Watkins, Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border
October 30th

Spaces of Control: Confronting Austerity and Repression

Eleventh Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference
November 6th-9th

"Envelopes of Flesh"

November 7th

"The Avowal of the Truth: Torture and Confession in the Witch-Hunt"

November 13th

“Affective Labor and Feminist Politics”

Johanna Oksala
November 18th

“Heidegger's Mask: Silence, Politics and 'World Jewry' in the Black Notebooks"

Adam Knowles
November 20th

“The Big Picture: Philosophy After the Apollo Missions”

Kelly Oliver
December 2nd

"Violence and Hyperbole: From the Death Penalty Seminar to the 'Cogito' Essay"

Michael Nass
December 11th

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