By Sarah Borden Sharkey
This booklet articulates the theoretical outlines of a feminism constructed from Aristotle’s metaphysics, creating a new contribution to feminist conception. Readers will realize why Aristotle used to be no longer a feminist and the way he may have 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 robust realizing of gender which may provide a hugely useful gizmo for distinctively feminist arguments.
This paintings builds on Martha Nussbaum’s ‘capabilities method’ in a extra explicitly and carefully hylomorphist means. the writer indicates how Aristotle’s hylomorphic version, built to run among the extremes of Platonic dualism and Democritean atomism, can equally be used this day to articulate a view of gender that takes physically alterations heavily with out lowering gender to organic determinations.
Although written for theorists, this scholarly but available e-book can be utilized to handle simpler matters and the ultimate bankruptcy explores ladies in universities as one instance. This publication will entice either feminists with restricted familiarity with Aristotle’s philosophy, and students of Aristotle with constrained familiarity with feminism.
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