Module 8: Political Theory Today
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Our first reading comes from Susan Moller Okin, a political theorist from the late 20th century. The pdf below contains excerpts from Okin’s Justice, Gender and the Family. In these excerpts, Okin writes about Rawls’s theory of justice, which we studied earlier in the course. On the one hand, Okin argues that Rawls ignores gender and so fails to question the possibility that gender and gender relations are implicated in injustice in political life and in the family. On the other hand, Okin claims that Rawls’s original postiion and principles of justice can be useful for feminist theory. Click on the title below to access the pdf.