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Nature, Woman, and the Art of Politics

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August 2000

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This impressive collection of previously unpublished essays examines the relationship between competing conceptions of 'nature' and 'woman.' By looking historically and comprehensively at the problems and questions associated with human thinking about nature and woman, the contributors strive to gain the proper vantage point from which to assess modern virtues and vices.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Chapter 1 Introduction. An Apology Chapter 2 Male and Female Created He Them: Some Platonic Reflections on Genesis 1-3 Chapter 3 The Tragic Heroine: Medea and the Problem of Exile Chapter 4 The "Woman Drama" ofRepublic Book V Chapter 5 Women and Slaves in Aristotle'sPolitics I Chapter 6 Livy, Lucretia, and Rome's Republican Founding: A Reading of Female Rape and Masculine Virtu Chapter 7 Plutarch on PhilosophicEros and Married Life Chapter 8 Women and/as Princes in Machiavelli's Comedies Chapter 9 The Natural Rights Family: Locke on Women, Nature, and the Problem of Patriarchy Chapter 10 Convention and Constraint in the Education of Rousseau's "Natural Woman" Chapter 11 Honor, Civility, and Civilization: David Hume on the Refinement of Sexual, Moral, and Civic Relations Chapter 12 When Vanity Leads to Virtue: Self-Regard in Jane Austen and Adam Smith Chapter 13 Virtue and Friendship inPersuasion Jane Austen's "Aristotelian" Understanding of Happiness Chapter 14 Evolving Conceptions of Women in Modern Liberal Culture: From Hegel to Mill Chapter 15 Nietzsche's Woman as Friend: The Paradox of Distance and Proximity Chapter 16 What Death Will Buy: Escaping Gender in Emily Dickinson Chapter 17 Wild Women and Graceful Girls: Toni Morrison's Winter's Tale

Portrait

Eduardo Velasquez is assistant professor of politics at Washington & Lee University.

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Whether one agrees or disagrees, the arguments presented are wide-ranging and thought provoking. ... Should be required reading for anyone exploring the basis and implications of sex and gender for human social relations and political orderrrrr American Political Science Review Provides a close and thoughtful examination of important texts. The arguments made are persuasive and demonstrate that the 'dead white male' was perhaps not the patriarch we may have believed. This collection does serve to bring together a wide variety of positions. Political Theory Whether one agrees or disagrees, the arguments presented are wide-ranging and thought provoking. ... Should be required reading for anyone exploring the basis and implications of sex and gender for human social relations and political order American Political Science Review
EAN: 9780847692477
ISBN: 0847692477
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBL GROU
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2000
Seitenanzahl: 408 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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