This is the first interdisciplinary collection of essays to address how recent neuroscience affects traditional feminist issues. A distinguished group of philosophers, psychologists, sociomedical scientists, and feminist scholars explore such questions as:
- Do women and men have significantly different brains?
- Do women empathize, while men systematize?
- Is there a distinctive “feminine” ethics?
- Is the self constituted by brain activities independent of society?
- Should addressing issues about sexuality and intersex conditions lead to changes in methodology?
- What do recent technological advances in the brain sciences teach us about such questions?
Taken together, these essays challenge and expand upon some of the more sensational findings of neuroscience, and suggest new strategies and topics for research.