Marina Oshana
Personal Autonomy in Society
Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2006
Reviewed by Diana Tietjens Meyers, 2008

Hypatia 23.2 (2008): 202-206
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Special Issue: Just War

Diana Tietjens Meyers is Ignacio Ellacuría Chair of Social Ethics and a professor of philosophy at Loyola University, Chicago.  In Spring 2003, she was the Laurie Chair in Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.  She works in three main areas of philosophy: philosophy of action, feminist ethics, and human rights theory.  Her monographs are Inalienable Rights: A Defense (1985), Self, Society, and Personal Choice (1989; also at, Subjection and Subjectivity: Psychoanalytic Feminism and Moral Philosophy (1994), and Gender in the Mirror: Cultural Imagery and Women’s Agency (2002; also available through Oxford Scholarship Online).  Being Yourself: Essays on Identity, Action, and Social Life is a collection of her (mostly) previously published essays (2004).  She has edited seven collections and one previous journal issue and published many journal articles and chapters in books.  She is currently writing on three topics: victims’ stories and human rights, art and politics, and psychocorporeal identity and agency. (