By Sarah Borden Sharkey (auth.)
This booklet articulates the theoretical outlines of a feminism built from Aristotle’s metaphysics, creating a new contribution to feminist concept. Readers will become aware of why Aristotle used to be now not a feminist and the way he may have develop into one, via an research of Aristotle and Aristotelian culture. the writer indicates how Aristotle’s metaphysics can be utilized to articulate a very refined and theoretically robust figuring out of gender that could provide a hugely useful gizmo for distinctively feminist arguments.
This paintings builds on Martha Nussbaum’s ‘capabilities strategy’ in a extra explicitly and carefully hylomorphist method. the writer indicates how Aristotle’s hylomorphic version, built to run among the extremes of Platonic dualism and Democritean atomism, can equally be used this day to articulate a view of gender that takes physically adjustments heavily with out decreasing gender to organic determinations.
Although written for theorists, this scholarly but available booklet can be utilized to handle simpler matters and the ultimate bankruptcy explores ladies in universities as one instance. This e-book will entice either feminists with constrained familiarity with Aristotle’s philosophy, and students of Aristotle with constrained familiarity with feminism.
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They are much less likely than men to be literate, and still less likely to have preprofessional or technical education. … women have fewer opportunities than men to live free from fear and to enjoy rewarding types of love…. In all these ways, unequal social and political circumstances give women unequal human capacities. … These are not rare cases of unusual crime, but common realities. ”49 This focus on global questions—on the problems faced by women in the poorest countries and in the poorest regions of wealthy countries—is, I think, one of the greatest strengths of Nussbaum’s approach.
One can claim that biology matters without claiming, like both the more traditional and the radical feminist positions, that it matters quite this much. 77 Firestone attributes signiﬁcant economic, social, and cultural (including the very notion of culture) differences to our biological differences. Thus, biology on her account has played a profound role in the whole history of inequality. For a brief summary of the critical biological differences, see Firestone, The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1970), 9.
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An Aristotelian Feminism by Sarah Borden Sharkey (auth.)