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A A History of Women Philosophers : Ancient Women Philosophers 600 B.C. -- 500 A.D. - Mary Ellen Waithe

A A History of Women Philosophers

Ancient Women Philosophers 600 B.C. -- 500 A.D.

By: Mary Ellen Waithe (Editor)

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This first volume in a set of four chronicles the contributions women have made to that most abstract of intellectual disciplines, philosophy.

It is an extremely important book which brings together in one text contributions of women philosophers in ancient western thought. It is well organized, very readable, and conveys a sense of excitement about the material covered.' P. Allen in RFR/DRF, vol. 18, no. 1

to Volume 1.- 1. Early Pythagoreans: Themistoclea, Theano, Arignote, Myia, and Damo.- I. Themistoclea, Arignote, and Damo.- II. Theano of Crotona.- III. Myia; Notes..- 2. Late Pythagoreans: Aesara of Lucania, Phintys of Sparta, and Perictione I.- I. Aesara of Lucania.- (1) Text of On Human Nature.- (2) The Nature of Law and Justice.- (3) Aesara on Moral Psychology.- (4) Aesara and Physical Medicine.- (5) A Note about Feminism.- (6) The Principled Structure of the Soul.- II. Phintys of Sparta.- (1) Text of On the Moderation of Women,Fragment I.- (2) Women and Virtue.- (3) Women and Justice in the Home.- (4) Phintys' On the Moderation of Women,Fragment II.- (5) Women and Religious Observances.- III. Perictione I.- (1) Translation of the Text.- (2) Relationships and Moral Obligation.- (3) Moral Pragmatism and Faithful Wives.- (4) Physical Beauty and the Moral Disorder of Women.- (5) Virtue, Power, Class and Oppression.- (6) Idealism versus Pragmatism; Comments by Vicki Lynn Harper,.- (7) Women and Piety.- (8) Translation of the Text; Notes..- 3. Late Pythagoreans: Theano II, and Perictione II.- I. Theano II.- (1) Theano II to Euboule.- (2) Theano II to Nikostrate.- (3) Theano to Kallisto; Commentary by Vicki Lynn Harper.- (4) Spurious Texts.- II. Perictione II.- (1) Text of Sophias.- (2) Wisdom and Morality; Notes..- 4. Authenticating the Fragments and Letters.- I. The Forgery Hypothesis.- (1) In Favor of the Forgery Hypothesis.- (2) Consequences of the Forgery Hypothesis.- II. The Pseudonymy Hypothesis.- (1) Consequences of the Pseudonymy Hypothesis: The "Female Authority" View.- (2) Consequences of the Pseudonymy Hypothesis: The Dissident Archytan View.- III. The Eponymy Hypothesis:.- (1) The Problem with Names.- (2) The Doric Language.- (3) Perictione l's Ionic Prose.- (4) Phintys' On the Moderation of Women.- (5) Aesara of Lucania's On Human Nature; Summary; Notes..- 5. Aspasia of Miletus.- I. Background.- II. The Menexenus and Pericles' Funeral Oration.- III. Two arguments about the Menexenus.- IV. Aspasia and Sophistic Rhetoric; Conclusions; Notes..- 6. Diotima of Mantinea.- I. Distinguishing Diotima from Plato and Socrates.- (1) Diotima's Concept of Beauty.- (2) Diotima's Concept of hmmortality.- (3) The Independence of Eros from Reason.- (4) Summary.- II. The Tradition of Diotima as a Fictitious Character.- (1) The "Plato is Feminizing Philosophy" Argument.- (2) The "Socratic Wit" Argument.- (3) The "Plato as Novelist" Argument.- (4) The "No Ancient Evidence" Argument.- (5) Objections to Arguments.- III. The historical Diotima.- (1) Evidence from Plato.- (2) The Archeological Evidence.- (3) The Written Testimony.- (4) Two Modern Opinions on the Historicity of Diotima.- IV. In Support of Thesis B.- (1) Immortality, Transmigration, and Personal Identity.- (2) Eros and Reason.- (3) The Idea of Beauty.- (4) Summary; Notes..- 7. Julia Domna.- I. Julia Domna's Biography.- II. "The Philosopher Julia".- (A) Who were the Members of Julia's Circle?.- (B) Who were the Sophists?.- (C) What Philosophy did Julia study?.- (D) What Philosophy did Julia herself seem to Favor?.- III. Conclusion; Notes..- 8. Makrina.- I. Biography.- II. Makrina and the Spiritual Tradition.- (1) The Unity and Immortality of the Soul.- (2) Ascetism.- (3) Gnosticism.- (4) Gnosticism, Christianity, and the Inferiority of Women.- III. Makrina and Woman's Soul.- (1) Makrina on the Soul and the ?a?? (Pathe).- (2) The Traditional Views of Women's Souls.- (3) Mary, the Mother of Christ in Patristic Literature.- (4) Woman and Anthropomorphic Thinking about God.- IV. Makrina on Creation, Reincarnation, and Resurrection.- (1) Makrina and the Plotinian Tradition.- (2) Makrina and the Porphyryian View.- (3) Makrina and the Tradition of Philo of Alexandria.- (4) Makrina and the Reincarnation Doctrines; Notes..- 9. Hypatia of Alexandria.- I. Biography.- II. Teaching.- III. Works.- (1) Commentary on Diophantus' Arithmeticorum.- (2) Commentary to Book III of Ptolemy's Syntaxis Mathematica.- (3) Other Works; Summary; Notes..- 10. Arete, Asclepigenia, Axiothea, Cleobulina, Hipparchia, and Lasthenia.- I. Arete of Cyrene.- (1) Pain and Pleasure.- (2) Virtue and Hedonism.- (3) Hedonistic Moral Psychology.- II. Asclepigenia of Athens.- (1) Background.- (2) Metaphysics and Magic.- (3) Plotinus, Plutarch, Proclus.- III. Axiothea of Philesia.- IV. Cleobulina of Rhodes.- V. Hipparchia the Cynic.- VI. Lathenia of Mantinea; Notes..

ISBN: 9789024733682
ISBN-10: 9024733685
Series: History of Women Philosophers : Book 1
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 229
Published: 30th April 1987
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.26  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.37