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Title Feminism and ancient philosophy / edited by Julie K. Ward
Published New York : Routledge, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 295 pages)
Contents Plato's Republic and feminism / Julie Annas -- Women's nature and role in the ideal polis : Republic V revisited / Susan B. Levin -- The metaphysical science of Aristotle's Generation of animals and its feminist critics / Daryl McGowan Tress -- Sexual inequality in Aristotle's theories of reproduction and inheritance / Kathleen C. Cook -- The Stoics on women / Elizabeth Asmis -- Aristotelian resources for feminist thinking / Deborah Achtenberg -- Feminism and Aristotle's rational ideal / Marcia Homiak -- Aristotelian visions of moral character in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway / Patricia Curd -- Aristotle on Philia : the beginning of a feminist ideal of friendship? / Julie K. Ward -- Diotima tells Socrates a story : a narrative analysis of Plato's Symposium / Anne-Marie Bowery -- Therapeutic arguments and structures of desire / Martha Nussbaum
Summary An important volume connecting classical studies with feminism, Feminism and Ancient Philosophy provides an even-handed assessment of the ancient philosophers' discussions of women and explains which ancient views can be fruitful for feminist theorizing today. The papers in this anthology range from classical Greek philosophy through the Hellenistic period, with the predominance of essays focusing on topics such as the relation of reason and the emotions, the nature of emotions and desire, and related issues in moral psychology. The volume contains some new, ground-breaking essays on Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics, as well as previously published pieces by established scholars like Martha Nussbaum and Julia Annas. It promises to be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience including those working in classics, ancient philosophy, and feminist theory
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-274) and indexes
Notes Julie K. Ward is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University of Chicago
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Subject Feminist theory.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Feministische filosofie.
Klassieke oudheid.
Feminist theory.
Philosophie antique.
Philosophy, Ancient.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Form Electronic book
Author Ward, Julie K., 1952-
ISBN 1315865785