An Aristotelian Feminism (Historical-Analytical Studies on by Sarah Borden Sharkey

By Sarah Borden Sharkey

This publication articulates the theoretical outlines of a feminism constructed from Aristotle’s metaphysics, creating a new contribution to feminist idea. Readers will detect why Aristotle was once now not a feminist and the way he may need develop into one, via an research of Aristotle and Aristotelian culture. the writer indicates how Aristotle’s metaphysics can be utilized to articulate a very sophisticated and theoretically strong figuring out of gender which may supply a hugely great tool for distinctively feminist arguments.

This paintings builds on Martha Nussbaum’s ‘capabilities technique’ in a extra explicitly and carefully hylomorphist approach. the writer indicates how Aristotle’s hylomorphic version, constructed to run among the extremes of Platonic dualism and Democritean atomism, can equally be used this present day to articulate a view of gender that takes physically changes heavily with out decreasing gender to organic determinations.

Although written for theorists, this scholarly but available ebook can be utilized to deal with simpler matters and the ultimate bankruptcy explores girls in universities as one instance. This e-book will attract either feminists with restricted familiarity with Aristotle’s philosophy, and students of Aristotle with restricted familiarity with feminism.

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