The Philosopher Queen is a collection of essays and mologues addressing deep questions about gender, race, science, and global politics, ideal for both students and lay readers. Weaving together philosophical analysis and narrative, Cuomo develops positions that resonate in a world where all truths are partial, yet the search for truth is more important than ever. Scholarly, humorous, and brazenly feminist, these inviting essays encourage us to reinvestigate war, sex, justice, and wholeness. They ackwledge the complexity of reality while holding fast to the promise of common values, and in the face of cynicism and violence they present a conception of ethics that aims toward flourishing.
Chris Cuomo is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Cincinnati. She is the author or editor of numerous articles and two other books, including Whiteness (Rowman & Littlefield, 1999), which she edited with Kim Hall.