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Eight Women Philosophers

Eight Women Philosophers

Theory, Politics, and Feminism

  • Author: Jane Duran
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 0252091051
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 328
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Spanning over nine hundred years, Eight Women Philosophers is the first singly-authored work to trace the themes of standard philosophical theorizing and feminist thought across women philosophers in the Western tradition. Jane Duran has crafted a comprehensive overview of eight women philosophers--Hildegard of Bingen, Anne Conway, Mary Astell, Mary Wollstonecraft, Harriet Taylor Mill, Edith Stein, Simone Weil, and Simone de Beauvoir--that underscores the profound and continuing significance of these thinkers for contemporary scholars. Duran devotes one chapter to each philosopher and provides a sustained critical analysis of her work, utilizing aspects of Continental theory, poststructuralist theory, and literary theory. She situates each philosopher within her respective era and in relation to her intellectual contemporaries, and specifically addresses the contributions each has made to major areas such as metaphysics/epistemology, theory of value, and feminist theory. She affirms the viability and importance of recovering these women's overlooked work and provides a powerful answer to the question of why the rubric "women philosophers" remains so valuable.

A Half-century of Greatness

A Half-century of Greatness

The Creative Imagination of Europe, 1848-1884

  • Author: Frederic Ewen,Jeffrey Wollock
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814722369
  • Category: History
  • Page: 571
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In the wake of the civil rights movement, a great divide has opened up between African American and Jewish communities. What was historically a harmonious and supportive relationship has suffered from a powerful and oft-repeated legend, that Jews controlled and masterminded the slave trade and owned slaves on a large scale, well in excess of their own proportion in the population. In this groundbreaking book, likely to stand as the definitive word on the subject, Eli Faber cuts through this cloud of mystification to recapture an important chapter in both Jewish and African diasporic history. Focusing on the British empire, Faber assesses the extent to which Jews participated in the institution of slavery through investment in slave trading companies, ownership of slave ships, commercial activity as merchants who sold slaves upon their arrival from Africa, and direct ownership of slaves. His unprecedented original research utilizing shipping and tax records, stock-transfer ledgers, censuses, slave registers, and synagogue records reveals, once and for all, the minimal nature of Jews' involvement in the subjugation of Africans in the Americas. A crucial corrective, Jews, Slaves, and the Slave Trade lays to rest one of the most contested historical controversies of our time.

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

  • Author: Thomas Hardy
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393269191
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On Politics

On Politics

  • Author: Alan Ryan
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1846147905
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 1152
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This is a book about the answers that historians, philosophers, theologians, practising politicians and would-be revolutionaries have given to one question:how should human beings best govern themselves? That question raises innumerable others: can we manage our own affairs at all? Should we even try? Many people in the past have thought that only some individuals were either able or entitled to practise self-government: Greeks, but not Persians; men, but not women; the better-off minority, but not the poor majority. Others have thought that few of us have any desire to govern ourselves, and that government is inevitably a matter of a competent elite managing an acquiescent mass. Then, what do we mean by 'freedom' today, and is it the same freedom that people enjoyed, or strove for, in the past? Almost every modern government claims to be democratic; but is democracy really the best way of organising our political life? For almost two thousand years, educated opinion said not. Today, educated opinion says yes. In the modern west, do we actually live in democracies? They certainly do not resemble what the Athenians fought and died to preserve. It seems that there may be less agreement than we might think about how human beings can best govern themselves. In this extraordinary book, more that thirty years in the making, Alan Ryan engages with the great thinkers of the past to explain their ideas with a lucidity which makes the book compelling reading. While acknowledging how much separates us from our intellectual forebears, he reminds us how often the ideas of long-dead or distant thinkers are more alive, and speak to us more vividly and immediately, than those of our contemporaries. At a time when we sometimes feel that the problems of the globe will simply overwhelm our ability to control them, he provides a peerless guide to the ways in which the problems of politics have been thought about by the greatest minds of our civilization.

Mill

Mill

Texts, Commentaries

  • Author: John Stuart Mill
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780393970098
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 365
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This long-anticipated Norton Critical Edition represents an extensive revision of its predecessor, On Liberty, edited by the late David Spitz.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
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Books in Print

Books in Print

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Subject Guide to Books in Print 1997-98

Subject Guide to Books in Print 1997-98

  • Author: R R Bowker Publishing
  • Publisher: R. R. Bowker
  • ISBN: 9780835239608
  • Category: Bibliography, National
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Journal of Education

Journal of Education

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
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Public Opinion

Public Opinion

A Comprehensive Summary of the Press Throughout the World on All Important Current Topics

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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