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Women in Western Political Thought

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Why hasn't real equality between the sexes resulted from the formal enfranchisement of women? Susan Moller Okin finds an answer to this question in the existing tradition of political theory, which requires the subordination of women. An exploration of the functionalist view of women in Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau and John Stuart Mill, this work, originally published in 197 ...more
Paperback, 424 pages
Published December 21st 1979 by Princeton University Press (first published January 1st 1979)
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Elizabeth
Aug 18, 2009 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
A good analysis of influential philosophers and political theorists whose words have shaped patriarchal institutions. Gender has often remained an unexplored category in Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau, Mill, etc. until recently. Okin is one of the earliest feminist scholars to gender these works.
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ترددت كم اعطي الكتاب تقييم :p
فصول اعجبتني جدًا وفصول عجزت اركز في الكلام وما أعرف اذا الكلام أعلى من مستواي أو الترجمة ركيكة!

الفصل الأول: أفلاطون
- العبيد، الأطفال، المرأة جميعهم متساويين في المرتبة
-أفلاطون ماجاب تصنيف خيالي للمرأة بل استمدها من (كيف ينظر التراث اليوناني للمرأة)
- في مدينته الفاضلة، المرأة تقوم بالحراسة لكون هالوظيفة بتكسبها شجاعة وتغيير من طباع المرأة
- الشجاعة هي الرجولة
- أفلاطون احتار بوضع المرأة يناقش لكن بدون نتائج

الفصل الثاني: أرسطو
- الرجل دفع للمرأة مبلغ باهظ لذا عليها أن
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Ahonsi
May 31, 2015 Ahonsi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of the philosophers and their texts mentioned, I've only read Plato's Republic, am familiar with Mill's On Liberty, and have a cursory understanding of Aristotle and Rousseau. Considering that, I'm not certain how close Okin came in her interpretations of woman's placement in their theories, which are the focal points of her survey. Be that as it may, if her interpretations are accurate, then the conclusions reached by her are on point -- mostly, that women CANNOT be incorporated into Western po ...more
عمر فايد
لن تخطيء عيناك تطرف الكاتبة في مناصرة المرأة وسعيها للمساواة الكاملة إلى الحد الذي يطمس في المرأة هويتها وأجمل ما فيها .. أنوثتها. فتجدها في تفنيدها للفكر الغربي تبدأ من اعتراض مشروع على ما تأصل في هذا الفكر من مساواة للنساء بالعبيد في فكر أفلاطون وأرسطو ثم تنتقل بك إلى اعتراض غير مشروع على أراء جان جاك روسو فيلسوف الثورة الفرنسية، ومونتسيكو عن المرأة، فهي تعتبر مثلاً قول مونتسيكو أن "يتميز الرجل بالعقل والقوة والنساء بالسحر والجاذبية وأن الجرأة الجنسية للرجال والمقاومة والخجل من جانب النساء هي ...more
Paul Crider
Feb 09, 2016 Paul Crider rated it it was amazing
Shelves: feminism, philosophy
As a self-taught student of philosophy, I've done a pretty bad job of reading the classics. Of the philosophers discussed by Okin, I've only read JS Mill. While I've heard a bit about Aristotle's thorough sexism, I had no idea that Rousseau apparently *hated* women. Okin's book is illuminating. I only wish she would have discussed more philosophers, even if it meant sacrificing the depth of analysis. She mentions Kant, Hobbes, and Hegel a few times, but for the most part sticks to Plato, Aristot ...more
Happyreader
Was highly recommended by Vivian Gornick, the author of "The Solitude of Self: Thinking About Elizabeth Cady Stanton," a book I'm thoroughly enjoying.
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