Engendering Origins: Critical Feminist Readings in Plato and Aristotle

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SUNY Press, 1994 - Philosophy - 247 pages
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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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Contents

Hairy Cobblers and PhilosopherQueens
3
Eros and Epistemology
25
Plato and Dualism Judith Geneva
41
The Importance of the Intermediate in Platos Philebus
53
Diotima Speaks Through the Body Susan Hawthorne
83
Aristotle
97
Whos Who in the Polis
99
Women Slaves and Love of Toil in Aristotles Moral Philosophy
127
A Feminist Reading of Aristotelian Science
145
Aristotle and the Politics of Reproduction
189
Women Deliberation and Nature
207
Aristotle on the Womans Soul
223
Suggestions for Further Reading
237
Contributors
241
Index
243
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About the author (1994)

Bat-Ami Bar On is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Women's Studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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