|Institutions||SUNY Stony Brook, University of Maryland, College Park, Graduate Center of the City University of New York|
|Feminist philosophy, ethics, social and political theory, metaphor, and the application of these disciplines to disability studies|
Eva Kittay is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Stony Brook. Her primary interests include feminist philosophy, ethics, social and political theory, metaphor, and the application of these disciplines to disability studies. Kittay has also attempted to bring philosophical concerns in to the public spotlight, including leading The Women's Committee of One Hundred in 1995, an organization that opposed to the perceived punitive nature of the social welfare reforms taking place in the United States at the time.
Education and career
Kittay received her bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College in 1967, and went on to receive her doctoral degree from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 1978. After receiving her doctorate, she accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park for the 1978-9 year, before accepting a permanent position at SUNY Stony Brook in 1979 as Assistant Professor. Kittay was promoted to Associate Professor in 1986, and full Professor in 1993. Kittay received a Distinguished Professorship from Stony Brook in 2009. Kittay is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook, and a Women's Studies Associate. In addition to these permanent positions, Kittay has accepted a variety of temporary appointments, including ones at Sarah Lawrence College and Newcastle University.
Kittay's research has focused on feminist philosophy, ethics, social and political theory, metaphor, and the application of these disciplines to disability studies. Her viewpoints on the ethics of care are quite similar to those of Virginia Held and Sara Ruddick - namely that human interactions occur between people who are unequal yet interdependent, and that practical ethics should be fitted to life as most people experience it. Kittay has also extended the work of John Rawls to address the concerns of women.
- Kittay, Eva; Meyers, Diana T. (1987). Women and moral theory. Totowa, New Jersey: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9780847673827.
- Kittay, Eva (1987). Metaphor: its cognitive force and linguistic structure. Oxford New York: Clarendon Press Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198249351.
- Kittay, Eva; Lehrer, Adrienne (1992). Frames, fields, and contrasts: new essays in semantic and lexical organization. Hillsdale, New Jersey: L. Erlbaum Associates. ISBN 9780805810899.
- Kittay, Eva (1999). Love's labor: essays on women, equality, and dependency. Thinking gender. New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415904131.
- Kittay, Eva; Feder, Ellen K. (2002). The subject of care: feminist perspectives on dependency. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN 9780742513631.
- Kittay, Eva; Alcoff, Linda (2007). The Blackwell guide to feminist philosophy. Malden, Massachusetts Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 9780631224273.
Chapters in books
- Feder Kittay, Eva (2005), "Vulnerability and the moral nature of dependency relations", in Cudd, Ann E.; Andreasen, Robin O., Feminist theory: a philosophical anthology, Oxford, UK Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 264–279, ISBN 9781405116619.
- Feder Kittay, Eva (2009), "Ideal theory bioethics and the exclusion of people with severe cognitive disabilities", in Lindemann, Hilde; Verkerk, Marian; Walker, Margaret Urban, Naturalized bioethics: toward responsible knowing and practice, Cambridge New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 218–237, ISBN 9780521719407.
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- "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Stony Brook University. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
- Nancy Williams, Rosemarie Tong,. "Feminist Ethics/". Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
- McAfee, Noëlle. "Feminist Political Philosophy". Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford. Retrieved 30 March 2014.