Feminist Reflections on the History of Philosophy

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Lilli Alanen, Charlotte Witt, Professor of Philosophy Charlotte Witt
Springer Science & Business Media, 2004 - Philosophy - 250 pages
Feminist work in the history of philosophy has come of age as an innovative field in the history of philosophy. This volume marks that accomplishment with original essays by leading feminist scholars who ask basic questions: What is distinctive of feminist work in the history of philosophy? Is there a method that is distinctive of feminist historical work? How can women philosophers be meaningfully included in the history of the discipline? Who counts as a philosopher?
This collection is a unique collaboration among philosophers from North America and the Nordic Countries, including papers written from both analytic and continental philosophical perspectives and discussing both ancient and modern philosophers. Feminist Reflections on the History of Philosophy will be of interest to historians of philosophy, feminist theorists, women's studies faculty and students, and humanists interested in canon formation and transformation.
 

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Contents

Feminist History of Philosophy
1
Identity and Gender in Plato
17
Schemes and Scenes of Reading the Timaeus
33
Nietzsches Feminization of Metaphysics and its Significance for Theories of Gender Difference
51
Feminist Reading Strategies and the Unthought of Philosophy
69
Rereading Kant
101
A Feminist Perspective
117
From Descartes to MerleauPonty and Beauvoir
137
The Psychology of Philosophy
153
Hume as a Man of Reason and Womans Philosopher
171
A Philosophical Dialogue
193
Some Thoughts on the Place of Women in Early Modern Philosophy
219
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