Symposium on Catharine A. MacKinnon's Toward a Feminist Theory of the State
IntroductionOur first Special Issue of FPQ is devoted to a peer-reviewed Symposium on Catharine A. MacKinnon's Toward a Feminist Theory of the State. The symposium was proposed and guest-edited by Lori Watson (University of San Diego); she organized the initial event from which symposium papers emerged, a session of the Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association in the spring of 2015, reflecting on the 25th anniversary of MacKinnon's publication. Contributors to this issue were invited by Watson, and their papers subsequently received doubly anonymized peer reviews. The results constitute a dynamic set of essays demonstrating the influence and continued importance of Catharine MacKinnon's work. We thank our contributors for their time and devotion to this special issue: Natalie Nenadic (University of Kentucky), Susan Brison (Dartmouth College), Elena Ruíz and Kristie Dotson (Michigan State University), Clare Chambers (Jesus College, University of Cambridge), and Catharine MacKinnon (University of Michigan and, since 2009, Harvard Law School), who writes in response to all authors and in reflection on the reception and influence of Toward, then and now.
Response to Five Philosophers: Toward a Feminist Theory of the State Some Decades Later
Catharine A. MacKinnon