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In Spite of Plato: A Feminist Rewriting of Ancient Philosophy

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ISBN-13: 978-0415914468
ISBN-10: 0415914469
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"Now, with the publication, in an excellent translation, of Adriana Cavarero's In Spite of Plato, the important contribution of Italian feminist thought to a feminine "rewriting" of Western philosophy can begin to be fully appreciated, since in her path-breaking work on Plato, Cavarero delineates both the methodology and the subject-matter of a new philosophy ... [with] great elegance and insight ... In Spite of Plato introduces the English-speaking world to a major feminist thinker, whose ideas seem certain to engender heated discussion among philosophers as well as feminists." Times Literary Supplement "There is much challenge and interest in the four closely focused essays of which her book consists ... lively writing." Times Higher Education Supplement "Insightful glimpses into ancient Greek texts ... the most impressive thing about it ... is the completeness of the author's vision." The Heythrop Journal "This short, but rich and unsettling book eventually made a far more powerful impression on me than I had expected ... this is a book of unusual depth and originality." Women's Philosophy Review "With few translations available, Italian feminist philosophy has received little attention in the Anglophone world. This welcome addition helps redress that situation ... there is much in Cavarero's book which ought to make the non-feminist mainstream of philosophy sit up and take notice too." Radical Philosophy "This book is an important development in the theory of sexuate difference ... as all feminists live under the dying light of Plato's sun there is good reason to read 'In Spite of Plato'." Literature and Theology --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Italian

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 135 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (September 25, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415914469
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415914468
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,431,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of the most interesting books I have read, either on Plato or more generally. The author really shows how ancient and mdern issues can be brought together and made to illuminate each other. A really splendid read!
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