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The woman of reason : feminism, humanism, and political thought

Author: Karen Green
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text challenges the direction taken by much recent work in the field of feminist studies. It mounts a defence of humanism - a tradition of which many contemporary feminists have been sharply critical, as they saw reason as constructed by men and oppressing women.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Green
ISBN: 0745614485 9780745614489 0745614493 9780745614496 0826408214 9780826408211
OCLC Number: 32477172
Description: 211 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Against Feminist Anti-Humanism. 2. Women of Virtue. 3. Hobbes, Amazons and Sabine Women. 4. Virtuous Women and the Citizen of Geneva. 5. The Female Citizen. 6. Socialism, Sex and Savage Society. 7. Flight from the Other. 8. Reason, Femininity, Love and Morality. Index.
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