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Carol Gilligan, Ph.D.

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Carol Gilligan, Ph.D.

Dr. Carol Gilligan is an American feminist, ethicist, and psychologist best known for her work with and against Lawrence Kohlberg on ethical community and ethical relationships, and certain subject-object problems in ethics. She is currently a Professor at New York University and a Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge. She is best known for her 1982 work, In a Different Voice.

Writing "The Birth of Pleasure"

The reason I wrote that book was because it seemed so counter-intuitive, and then, why are we afraid of pleasure? You know, and we had just been talking about it because it’s—if you’ve experienced pleasure or love, which is what ...

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Cultural Stereotypes of Men and Women

align=”left” Carol Gilligan: So you know, these descriptions of  boys as being not in relationship, or not emotional, I mean, they are as off as the description of girls as being, having no sense of self. And what’s amazing is ...

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Feminism and Patriarchy

Carol Gilligan: That sort of view that feminism is against men it just doesn’t, but from the beginning it never made sense to me.  And so, I was asked recently by a group of young women in a young women ...

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Our Human Capacity for Emotional Honesty

Lisa Firestone:  It seems like part of what you’re talking about is honesty. Carol Gilligan:  Yes, that’s a good name for it.  I mean emotional honesty, intellectual honesty, yes, absolutely, Lisa. That’s exactly right. LF:  Because honesty doesn’t necessarily mean ...

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