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Laura W. Kane

Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy
University of Tampa
United States of America


Kane’s publications include “Are Children Capable of Collective Intentionality?” (Childhood and Philosophy, 13:27, 2017), “Childhood, Growth, and Dependency in Liberal Political Philosophy” (Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 31:1, 2016), and “On Hegel, Women, and the Foundation of Ethical Life: Why Gender Doesn’t Belong in the Family” (CLIO: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History, 44:1, 2014).She is co-editor for an upcoming issue of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy , to be published in Spring 2018.Kane is also a recording artist, and has performed as bassist and vocalist in several bands.

Research Interest

Laura Kane’s research focuses upon feminist approaches to issues central to social and political philosophy, ethics and philosophy of education. Her current research proposes a definition of the family that captures the qualitative aspects of familial relationships that best serve family members and the state. The primary goal of this research is to provide philosophical justifications for policies that aim to address the persistent inequalities between, and quality of life issues that arise for, families in the wake of America’s current social and political climate.

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