Meditations on Modern Political Thought: Masculine/Feminine Themes from Luther to Arendt

Paperback | October 12, 2001

byElshtain, Jean Bethke

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Reprint of the Praeger edition originally published in 1986 in the series Women and Politics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Reprint of the Praeger edition originally published in 1986 in the series Women and Politics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Jean Bethke Elshtain is Centennial Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University and author of several books, including Public Man, Private Woman: Women in Social and Political Thought (1981) and Women and War (1987).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9 × 6.05 × 0.4 inPublished:October 12, 2001Publisher:Penn State University Press

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Table of Contents

Contents

Preface: On Writing This Text ix

Acknowledgments xiii

1. Introduction: On Reading This Text 1

2. Luther's Two Kingdoms and the Eclipse of the Female [Mater Ecclesiae] 5

3. Kant and Rational Politics: Woman as a Suspect Category 21

4. Rousseau Redux: Bodies Social and Political 37

5. Feminism and Citizenship: Liberalism and Its Discontents 55

6. Self/Other, Citizen/State: G. W. F. Hegel and Jane Addams 71

7. Freud and the Therapeutic Society: Homo Politicus or Homo Psychologicus? 85

8. War and Political Discourse: From Machiavelli to Arendt 103

9. A Concluding Chapter That Doesn't 115

Bibliography 119

Index 127

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“Elshtain offers a very distinctive and important approach to feminism in political thought—an approach which deserves to be pondered in the years to come.”

—Fred Dallmayr, University of Notre Dame