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The Concept of Woman: The Aristotelian Revolution, 750 B.C. - A.D. 1250

The Concept of Woman: The Aristotelian Revolution, 750 B.C. - A.D. 1250

by Prudence AllenPrudence Allen


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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780802842701
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/26/2003
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 653,110
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Professor of philosophy at St. John Vianney TheologicalSeminary, Denver Colorado. She has spent more thantwenty-five years engaged in research on the concept ofwoman in relation to the concept of man in philosophy.

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