Feminist Interpretations of Plato

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Nancy Tuana
Penn State Press, 1994 - Philosophy - 286 pages

The essays in this anthology explore the full spectrum of Plato's philosophy and are representative of the variety of perspectives within feminist criticism. The essays in the first section focus primarily on Plato's social and political theory, and in particular the place of women within the state. The second section concentrates on examining the role of the feminine within Plato's metaphysics and epistemology.

Tuana introduces both sections and a detailed bibliography is included.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Was Plato a Feminist?
11
Plato Irony and Equality 25
22
Reflections on Plato
49
The Philosopher and the Female in the Political Thought
67
Hairy Cobblers and PhilosopherQueens
87
Sexism in Plato Scholarship
109
Introduction
133
Platos Subversion
157
A Reading of Platos Symposium Diotimas
181
Irigaray and Diotima at Platos Symposium
197
The Importance of the Intermediate
217
The Presence and Absence of the Feminine in Platos
243
Select Bibliography
271
Index
279
Copyright

The Platonic Appropriation of Reproduction
139

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About the author (1994)

Nancy Tuana is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon and author of several books, including most recently The Less Noble Sex: Scientific, Religious, and Philosophical Conceptions of Woman's Nature (Indiana, 1993).

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