Gender and Rhetoric in Plato's Political Thought

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 17, 2002 - Philosophy - 164 pages
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Gender and Rhetoric in Plato's Political Thought explores the relation between Plato's Republic and Laws on the set of issues that the Laws itself marks out as fundamental to the comparison: the unity of the virtues, the role of women, and the place of the family. Plato aims to persuade men to abandon the views of the good life that Greek cities and their laws inculcate as the only life worth living for those who would be real men and not effeminate weaklings.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments page ix
1
Gender and the Virtues in the Rhetorical Situation
8
Platos Psychopolitical Justifications
25
Manliness and Tyranny
37
Justice and the Ungendered Self
60
The Rule of Law and the Goodness of the City
87
Patriarchy and Philosophy
112
Conclusion From Plato Back to Politics
131
Modern Works Cited
137
Index
151
Index Locorum
157
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