Misogyny in the Western Philosophical Tradition: A Reader

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Misogyny in the Western Philosophical Tradition: A Reader by Clack,Beverley;Clack,Beverley, 9780415921824
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  • ISBN: 9780415921824 | 0415921821
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  • Copyright: 11/1/1999

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From some of the great philosophers of the Western tradition: "The Devils gateway"--Tertullian"A misbegotten male"--Aquinas"Big children their whole life long"--Schopenhauer The roots of philosophical misogyny in the writings of thinkers from the ancient Greeks through the modern age are exposed and explored in this collection. Beverley Clack questions whether the wisdom of these philosophers can be separated from the misogyny, and whether feminists should seek an alternative to the Western philosophical canon. This collection offers chronological evidence of how the great male thinkers debated the question of woman, provides and introduction of each thinker. The philosophers included are: Plato, Aristotle, Tertullian, Augustine, Aquinas, Kramer, Sprenger, Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Kant, Rousseau, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Freud, Weininger, Spengler and Lucas.

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