Engendering Origins: Critical Feminist Readings in Plato and Aristotle
Bat-Ami Bar On
SUNY Press, 1994 - Philosophy - 247 pages
This book introduces feminist voices into the study of Platonic and Aristotelian texts that modern Western philosophy has treated as foundational. The book concerns the extent to which Platonic and Aristotelian texts are (un)redeemably sexist, masculinist, or phallocentric.
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