Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone

Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone

Editor(s): Sheila Lintott

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010 11:09AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444330281

Online ISBN: 9781444324525

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324525

Series Editor(s): Fritz Allhoff

About this Book

The complex world of motherhood is here unveiled. Covering issues ranging from whether we should occasionally lie to our children, to the unexpected challenges and complications of being a mother, Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone offers insightful, serious but often humorous essays that can be enjoyed by everyone - including husbands and fathers.

  • Considers salient philosophical issues relating to pregnancy, birth, babycare, and raising a child

  • Chapters include "The Days and Nights of a New Mother: Existentialism in the Nursery", "The Media Proudly Presents:  Lessons' from Celebrity Moms", and "The Off Button: Thought Experiments and Child Control"

  • Contains work from diverse academic perspectives, including economics, psychology, education, English, sociology, women's studies, and theological studies, as well as from nurses and stay-at-home mothers

  • Includes a foreword by Judith Warner, the New York Times columnist ("Domestic Disturbances") and author of Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety

Table of contents

    1. You have free access to this content
  1. Part I: Mommy Brain - Truth, Knowledge, and Belief in Mothering

  2. Part II: Labor Pains - The Work and Wonder of Being a Mom

  3. Part III: Mom's Morality - Ethical Issues in Mothering

  4. Part IV: Is Motherhood Everything you Thought it would be? Fantasy Meets Reality

    1. You have free access to this content
    1. You have free access to this content
    1. You have free access to this content