Feminism and Modern Philosophy (Understanding Feminist by Andrea Nye

By Andrea Nye

A feminist method of the historical past of recent philosophy finds new insights into the lives and works of significant figures reminiscent of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume, and is essential to an appreciation of the appearance of feminist philosophy. Feminism and smooth Philosophy introduces scholars to the most thinkers and issues of contemporary philosophy from varied feminist views, and highlights the position of gender in learning vintage philosophical texts.

This e-book indicates how the real figures within the historical past of contemporary philosophy were reinterpreted by means of feminist idea, including:
* feminist opinions of Descartes' rationalism
* Locke's 'state of nature' because it pertains to the family
* the costs of misogyny levelled opposed to Kant

In addition, the booklet introduces lesser-studied texts and interpretations, such as:
* the metaphysics of Leibniz's modern, Anne Conway
* Annette Baier's contemporary presentation and defence of Hume

Feminism and glossy Philosophy: An Introduction is written in an obtainable and vigorous sort, and every bankruptcy ends with a useful annotated advisor to extra studying. it will likely be applicable for philosophy in addition to gender reports classes taking a look at the improvement of recent western thought.

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