By Sarah Borden Sharkey
This booklet articulates the theoretical outlines of a feminism built from Aristotle’s metaphysics, creating a new contribution to feminist idea. Readers will realize why Aristotle used to be no longer a feminist and the way he may need turn into one, via an research of Aristotle and Aristotelian culture. the writer indicates how Aristotle’s metaphysics can be utilized to articulate a very refined and theoretically robust knowing of gender which may supply a hugely useful gizmo for distinctively feminist arguments.
This paintings builds on Martha Nussbaum’s ‘capabilities technique’ in a extra explicitly and punctiliously hylomorphist means. the writer exhibits 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 changes heavily with no lowering gender to organic determinations.
Although written for theorists, this scholarly but obtainable ebook can be utilized to deal with more effective concerns and the ultimate bankruptcy explores ladies in universities as one instance. This booklet will attract either feminists with restricted familiarity with Aristotle’s philosophy, and students of Aristotle with constrained familiarity with feminism.
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An Aristotelian Feminism (Historical-Analytical Studies on Nature, Mind and Action) by Sarah Borden Sharkey