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The Aesthetics and Ethics of FaithA Dialogue Between Liberationist and Pragmatic Thought$
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Christopher D. Tirres

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199352531

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199352531.001.0001

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Integrating Experience and Epistemology

Integrating Experience and Epistemology

Ivone Gebara’s Pragmatic Ecofeminism

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(p.106) 5 Integrating Experience and Epistemology
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The Aesthetics and Ethics of Faith
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Christopher D. Tirres

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199352531.003.0005

This chapter forges a dialogue between the ecofeminism of Brazilian theologian Ivone Gebara and the pragmatic philosophy of John Dewey. The author looks especially at the ways in which both thinkers connect their theory of experience to a liberating ethics through the medium of human intelligence. The chapter underscores the pragmatic aspects of Gebara’s work and shows how Dewey’s work in metaphysics can help to make some of her central claims even more explicit.

Keywords:   Gebara, Dewey, ecofeminism, Latina feminism, pragmatism, experience, metaphysics, epistemology, lo cotidiano, _Longing for Running Water_

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