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Nature, Woman, and the Art of Politics - Eduardo A. Velasquez

Nature, Woman, and the Art of Politics

By: Eduardo A. Velasquez (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th August 2000
ISBN: 9780847692477
Number Of Pages: 408

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This impressive collection of previously unpublished essays examines the relationship between competing conceptions of 'nature' and 'woman.'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. Also taking note of important religious and literary contributions to thought on nature and woman, these essays present a broad range of claims from classical Greece to the present intended to stimulate modern thinking. Nature, Woman, and the Art of Politics will prove indispensable to scholars of philosophy, political science and womenOs studies.

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.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: An Apologyp. xi
Male and Female Created He Them: Some Platonic Reflections on Genesis 1-3p. 1
The Tragic Heroine: Medea and the Problem of Exilep. 19
The "Woman Drama" of Republic Book Vp. 53
Women and Slaves in Arisotle's Politics Ip. 73
Livy, Lucretia, and Rome's Republican Founding: A Reading of Female Rape and Masculine Virtup. 95
Plutarch on Philosophic Eros and Married Lifep. 115
Women and/as Princes in Machiavelli's Comediesp. 137
The Natural Rights Family: Locke on Women, Nature, and the Problem of Patriarchyp. 149
Convention and Constraint in the Education of Rousseau's "Natural Woman"p. 181
Honor, Civility, and Civilization: David Hume on the Refinement of Sexual, Moral, and Civic Relationsp. 209
When Vanity Leads to Virtue: Self-Regard in Jane Austen and Adam Smithp. 245
Virtue and Friendship in Persuasion: Jane Austen's "Aristotelian" Understanding of Happinessp. 265
Evolving Conceptions of Women in Modern Liberal Culture: From Hegel to Millp. 295
Nietzsche's Woman as Friend: The Paradox of Distance and Proximityp. 313
What Death Will Buy: Escaping Gender in Emily Dickinsonp. 329
Wild Women and Graceful Girls: Toni Morrison's Winter's Talep. 341
Indexp. 371
About the Authorsp. 383
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ISBN: 9780847692477
ISBN-10: 0847692477
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 16th August 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.29  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.6