• Wizerunek kobiety w filozofii Platona [The Image of Women in the Philosophy of Plato]

    Author(s):
    Piotr Goldstein (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Subject(s):
    Gender identity--Philosophy, Philosophy, Ancient, Plato, Women, History
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    Image of Women, Plato's dialogues, Philosophy of gender, Ancient philosophy, Women's history, Gender
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/3dd5-7x82
    Abstract:
    Plato, one of the world’s most important philosophers, is notable for asserting, in the 4th century BCE, that there is no reason why women should be treated differently than men by law, that they should have the same access to education as men and, finally, that they should have the same opportunity to govern. This may encourage the belief that Plato was ‘the first feminist’. However, in his texts one can also find elements which sound much less feminist or at times outright sexist: the story of the transmigration of souls in Timaeus, for instance, portrays the female body as a punishment for cowardly and unrighteous men. This book looks at these seemingly contradictory elements of Plato’s philosophy and argues that not only can Plato’s thought be considered ‘proto-feminist’ but also that it is coherent in respect to the ‘image of women’ presented in his work.
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