Fraternity and Women. An Essay in Conceptual History


  • María Julia Bertomeu Universidad Nacional de La Plata



Fraternity, Women, Contractualism.


In the revolutionary sense that it had in the French Triad, Fraternity is today an eclipsed value, as I attempt to show. In this paper I am particularly interested in researching the causes of the abandonment of the political value of fraternity in much of contemporary feminist political thought, though not exclusively in the Anglo-Saxon world. As I argue, this abandonment or rejection is partly a result of the general eclipse of the concept, and especially of the abandonment of the emancipatory nature of the Revolutionary Triad, but that it also has its own roots, as I try to prove.

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María Julia Bertomeu, Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Agencia Nacional de Investigaciones Científi cas de Argentina Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científi cas, Conicet Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación La Plata, Argentina


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Bertomeu, M. J. (2012). Fraternity and Women. An Essay in Conceptual History. Estudios De Filosofía, (46), 9–24.



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