Eva Feder Kittay
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
Areas of Specialization
Feminist philosophy, feminist ethics, social and political theory, metaphor, disability studies
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.
- 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.
- The Global Heart Transplant and Caring across National Boundaries, The Southern Journal of Philosophy (2008) Vol. XLVI.
- At the Margins of Moral Personhood, Ethics 116 (October 2005), pp. 100-131. [PDF]
- Dependency, Difference and the Global Ethic of Longterm Care (with Bruce Jennings and Angela A. Wasunna), The Journal of Political Philosophy, 13:4 (2005), 443-69. [PDF]
- Equality, Dignity and Disability, in Mary Ann Lyons and Fionnuala Waldron (eds.) (2005) Perspectives on Equality: The Second Seamus Heaney Lectures. Dublin: The Liffey Press, pp. 95-122. [PDF]
- Encyclopedia of Philosophy Article: Metaphor [PDF]
- Response to Peter Singer [PDF]
- A Feminist Public Ethic of Care Meets the New Communitarian Family Policy [PDF]
- Case Study: Shouldering the Burden of Care, Hastings Center Report, September-October 2005 [PDF]
Thinking the Plural: Richard Bernstein’s Contribution to American Philosophy
Fré Ilgen: Arts and Bodies
Translating Jean-Luc Nancy: Invitations and Intrusions
Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award
Edward S. Casey and Mary Watkins, Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border
Spaces of Control: Confronting Austerity and Repression
Eleventh Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference
"Envelopes of Flesh"
"The Avowal of the Truth: Torture and Confession in the Witch-Hunt"
“Affective Labor and Feminist Politics”
“Heidegger's Mask: Silence, Politics and 'World Jewry' in the Black Notebooks"
“The Big Picture: Philosophy After the Apollo Missions”
"Violence and Hyperbole: From the Death Penalty Seminar to the 'Cogito' Essay"