Gender and Rhetoric in Plato's Political Thought
Cambridge University Press, Oct 17, 2002 - Philosophy - 164 pages
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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Acknowledgments page ix
Gender and the Virtues in the Rhetorical Situation
Platos Psychopolitical Justifications
Manliness and Tyranny
Justice and the Ungendered Self
The Rule of Law and the Goodness of the City
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