By Sarah Borden Sharkey
This booklet articulates the theoretical outlines of a feminism constructed from Aristotle’s metaphysics, creating a new contribution to feminist thought. Readers will notice why Aristotle was once now not 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 sophisticated and theoretically robust knowing of gender that could supply a hugely great tool for distinctively feminist arguments.
This paintings builds on Martha Nussbaum’s ‘capabilities method’ in a extra explicitly and punctiliously hylomorphist approach. the writer exhibits how Aristotle’s hylomorphic version, constructed to run among the extremes of Platonic dualism and Democritean atomism, can equally be used this present day to articulate a view of gender that takes physically transformations heavily with out lowering gender to organic determinations.
Although written for theorists, this scholarly but available booklet can be utilized to deal with more effective concerns and the ultimate bankruptcy explores ladies in universities as one instance. This ebook will entice either feminists with constrained familiarity with Aristotle’s philosophy, and students of Aristotle with restricted familiarity with feminism.
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An Aristotelian Feminism (Historical-Analytical Studies on Nature, Mind and Action) by Sarah Borden Sharkey