Feminism and History of Philosophy

Paperback | January 15, 2002

EditorGenevieve Lloyd

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This new collection of essays highlights the positive contributions that feminism can make to the history of philosophy. Drawn together within a chronological framework, pieces by leading feminist critics, such as Luce Irigaray and Martha Nussbaum, reveal the fresh perspectives that feminismcan offer to the discussion of past philosophers, such as Plato, Spinoza, and Nietzsche. Rather than defining itself through opposition to a 'male' philosophical tradition, feminist philosophy emerges not only as an exciting new contribution to the history of philosophy, but also as a source ofcultural self-understanding in the present.

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This new collection of essays highlights the positive contributions that feminism can make to the history of philosophy. Drawn together within a chronological framework, pieces by leading feminist critics, such as Luce Irigaray and Martha Nussbaum, reveal the fresh perspectives that feminismcan offer to the discussion of past philosoph...

Genevieve Lloyd is Emeritus Professor in Philosophy, University of New South Wales. She is the author of a number of books including The Man of Reason: 'Male' and 'Female' in Western Philosophy; Being in Time: Selves and Narrators in Philosophy and Literature; and several books on Spinoza.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:January 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Genevieve Lloyd: IntroductionI. Reading Texts1. Genevieve Lloyd: Le Doeuff and History of PhilosophyII. Re-reading Ancient Philosophers: Ideals of Reason2. Sarah Kofman: Socrates and his Twins (The Socrates(es) of Plato's 'Symposium')3. Luce Irigaray: Sorcerer Love: A Reading of Plato's 'Symposium': Diotima's Speech4. Marcia L. Homiak: Feminism and Aristotle's Rational Ideal5. Martha Nussbaum: Therapeutic Arguments and the Structures of DesireIII. Re-reading Seventeenth-Century Philosophers: Minds, Bodies, and Passions6. Susan James: The Passions and Philosophy7. Susan Bordo: Selections from 'The Flight to Objectivity'8. Lisa Shapiro: Princess Elisabeth and Descartes: The Union of Soul and Body and the Practice of Philosophy9. Amelie Oskenberg Rorty: Spinoza on the Pathos of Idolatrous Love and the Hilarity of True LoveIV. Re-reading Eighteenth-Century Philosophers: Reason, Emotion, and Ethics10. Annette Baier: Hume, the Woman's Moral Theorist11. Barbara Herman: Agency, Attachment, and DifferenceV Re-reading Nineteenth-Century Philosophers: Resentment, Irony, and the Sublime12. Seyla Benhabib: On Hegel, Women, and Irony13. Sylvia Agacinski: 'We are not Sublime', Love and Sacrifice, Abraham and Ourselves14. Penelope Deutscher: 'Is it not remarkable that Nietzsche . . . should have hated Rousseau?' Woman, Femininity: Distancing Nietzsche from RousseauFurther ReadingIndex