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[catalogued under 2. Reason / D. Definition / 12. Against Definition]

Full Idea

According to the feminist critique, ideologies that operate as tools of political repression are falsely represented as definitions possessing a timeless, natural, asocial, universal objectivity.

Gist of Idea

Feminists warn that ideologies use timeless objective definitions as a tool of repression

Source

Stephen Davies (The Philosophy of Art (2nd ed) [2016], 2.2)

A Reaction

I suppose this does not just apply to definitions, but to all expressions of ideologically repressive strategy. I'm trying to think of an example of a specifically feminist problem case. Davies doesn't cite anyone.

Book Reference

Davies,Stephen: 'The Philosophy of Art (2nd ed)' [Wiley Blackwell 2016], p.27