Mary C. Rawlinson

Mary Rawlinson

Professor
Joint Appointment with Comparative Literature
Ph.D. Northwestern University, 1978

Harriman Hall 235
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750
Tel: (631) 632-7570
mrawlinson@notes.cc.stonybrook.edu


Mary C. Rawlinson is the author of Just Life: bioethics and the future of sexual difference (Columbia University Press, 2016.)  She is the editor or co-editor of Engaging the World: thinking after Irigaray (SUNY, 2016), Global Food, Global Justice: essays on eating under globalization (Cambridge Scholars, 2015), Labor and Global Justice: essays on the ethics of labor practices under globalization (Lexington Books, 2015), Thinking with Irigaray (SUNY, 2011), The Voice of Breast Cancer in Medicine and Bioethics (Springer, 2006), and Derrida and Feminism (Routledge, 1997).  She has edited five issues of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, including Foucault and the Philosophy of MedicineThe Future of Psychiatry, and Feminist Bioethics. Her publications include articles on Hegel, Proust, literature and ethics, bioethics, the critique of rights, and contemporary French philosophy.Rawlinson is the Editor of IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics and the Co-director of The Irigaray Circle. She is an Affiliated Faculty in both Comparative Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies.


Research Interests

Bioethics; global health and social justice; aesthetics and philosophy of literature; Hegel; Proust; contemporary French thought


Recent Articles

  • "The Right to Life: Rethinking Universalism in Bioethics," in Feminist Bioethics: at the center, on the margins, Jackie Leach Scully, Laurel E. Baldwin-Ragaven, and Petya Fitzpatrick, eds. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 2010.
  • "Antigone, agent of fraternity: how feminism misreads Hegel’s misreading of Antigone, or let the other sister speak,” in The Year of Antigones, Tina Chanter, ed., SUNY Press, forthcoming.
  • "Women and Vulnerability: UNESCO’s Report on Respect for Vulnerability and Personal Integrity," IJFAB, vol. 5.1, Fall, 2012.

 

Upcoming Events


Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award

September 15th, 4 pm

Terry Pinkard
"Hegel's History of Metaphysics"

 

Lecture

September 29th, 4 pm

Georgia Warnke, University of California, Riverside
"Historical Understanding and the 'Blemish of Extraordinary Moral Legacies'"

 

Lecture

October 12th, 4 pm

Klaus Vieweg, Jena University
"The Concept of Action in Hegel's Practical Philosophy and Aesthetics"

 

Dissertation Defense

October 13th, 11 am

Miles Hentrup
"Once Again from the Beginning: On the Relationship of Skepticism and Philosophy in Hegel's System"

 

Lecture

October 25th, 5 pm

Adam Cureton, University of Tennessee
"Offensive Beneficence"

 

Lecture

November 10th, 10:30 am

Karmen MacKendrick, LeMoyne Collge 
"Ancient Mysticisms, New Materialism, and Strange Entanglements"

 

Lecture

November 10th, 4:30 pm

Cynthia Willett, Emory University
"Affect Attunement: Interspecies Ethics"

 

Dissertation Defense

November 17th, 4:45 pm
Stony Brook Manhattan

Oli Stephano
"Immanent Ecologies: Ethics, Power, and Persistence"

 

 

 

 

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