Feminism and Ancient Philosophy

Feminism and Ancient Philosophy

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An important volume connecting classical studies with feminism, Feminism and Ancient Philosophy provides an even-handed assessment of the ancient philosophers' discussions of women and explains which ancient views can be fruitful for feminist theorizing today. The papers in this anthology range from classical Greek philosophy through the Hellenistic period, with the predominance of essays focusing on topics such as the relation of reason and the emotions, the nature of emotions and desire, and related issues in moral psychology. The volume contains some new, ground-breaking essays on Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics, as well as previously published pieces by established scholars like Martha Nussbaum and Julia Annas. It promises to be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience including those working in classics, ancient philosophy, and feminist theory.Spanning such a long period of ancient philosophy, the papers reflect a variety of subjects from the Stoic conception of womena#39;s nature to Aristotlea#39;s theory of reproduction to an analysis of Platoa#39;s use of narrative. While the collection is notanbsp;...

Title:Feminism and Ancient Philosophy
Author: Julie K. Ward
Publisher:Psychology Press - 1996

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