The Concept of Woman

The Concept of Woman

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Publisher's Synopsis

This pioneering study by Sister Prudence Allen traces the concept of woman in relation to man in more than seventy philosophers from ancient and medieval traditions.

The fruit of ten years' work, this study uncovers four general categories of questions asked by philosophers for two thousand years. These are the categories of opposites, of generation, of wisdom, and of virtue. Sister Prudence Allen traces several recurring strands of sexual and gender identity within this period. Ultimately, she shows the paradoxical influence of Aristotle on the question of woman and on a philosophical understanding of sexual coomplemenarity. Supplemented throughout with helpful charts, diagrams, and illustrations, this volume will be an important resource for scholars and students in the fields of women's studies, philosophy, history, theology, literary studies, and political science.

Book information

ISBN: 9780802842701
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Imprint: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pub date:
DEWEY: 305.401
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 866g
Height: 233mm
Width: 160mm
Spine width: 42mm