Feminist and Post-Colonial Philosophy

Feminist Philosophy

Feminist philosophy represents a direction in the overall philosophical research which took place after the appearance of the work “The Second Sex” by the French scientist Simone de Beauvoir. The work of the feminist philosopher made a severe change in the general peoples’ viewpoint about the nature of men and women. At last, a new discursive criterion of sexual differentiation was introduced to the wide public. As a result, a new philosophical construction of subjectivity, which was first a female one, appeared.

 

The main idea of the feminist philosophers and Simone de Beauvoir in particular lies behind the fact that a person is born without any sex distinction and it is the very society which forces the person to act according to its rules and work them out as personalities of female or masculine. To my mind, such an interpretation is valuable for the modern generation as it forces people not to blame their gender in different misfortunes, but to strive to overcome difficulties and treat both sexes equally.

Post-Colonial Philosophy

Post-colonial philosophy has its peculiarities which are worth demonstrating on definite examples. Perhaps, the most prominent philosopher and a civil rights leader of that time remains to be Martin Luther King. This famous person kept to the point that the church should be nationalized, the society should not be divided on priests and lay people, but all people are to be equal before the Holy Spirit. If interpreting his words in the term of the world’s nations, it may be stated that there are no dominants and subordinates, all nations are similar in their potential to development.

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Thus, the doctrine of Martin Luther is opposite to the ideology of colonization, which promotes the hierarchy of one nation over the rest of the world. One more fact concerning the contribution of Martin Luther into the post-colonial philosophy is that all the achievements he reached using non-violate liberal methods are an example that strength has nothing to do with abuse and violence.

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