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The Resource In spite of Plato : a feminist rewriting of ancient philosophy, Adriana Cavarero ; foreword by Rosi Braidotti ; translated by Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio and Áine O'Healy

In spite of Plato : a feminist rewriting of ancient philosophy, Adriana Cavarero ; foreword by Rosi Braidotti ; translated by Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio and Áine O'Healy

Label
In spite of Plato : a feminist rewriting of ancient philosophy
Title
In spite of Plato
Title remainder
a feminist rewriting of ancient philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Adriana Cavarero ; foreword by Rosi Braidotti ; translated by Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio and Áine O'Healy
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
This pathbreaking work pursues two interwoven themes. Firstly, it engages in a deconstruction of Ancient philosopher's texts--mainly from Plato, but also from Homer and Parmenides--in order to free four Greek female figures from the patriarchal discourse which for centuries had imprisoned them in a particular role. Secondly, it attempts to construct a symbolic female order, reinterpreting these figures from a new perspective. Building on the theory of sexual difference, Cavarero shows that death is the central category on which the whole edifice of traditional philosophy is based. By contrast, the category of birth provides the thread with which new concepts of feminist criticism can be woven together to establish a fresh way of thinking. Cavarero develops a philosophical narrative which, by re-interpreting each of the four figures of ancient thought, uncovers several images of the female desire for self-representation. Plato himself had not forseen that one day female subjectivity would assert its autonomy, plundering and throwing into confusion the patriarchal text in order to tell another story
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PBU
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Cavarero, Adriana
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Demeter
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Women
  • Penelope
  • Diotima (Legendary character)
  • Mythology, Greek
Label
In spite of Plato : a feminist rewriting of ancient philosophy, Adriana Cavarero ; foreword by Rosi Braidotti ; translated by Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio and Áine O'Healy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Nonostante Platone: figure femminili nella filosofia antica
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [129]-133) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33474532
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 136 pages
Isbn
9780415914475
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
lum96008895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
In spite of Plato : a feminist rewriting of ancient philosophy, Adriana Cavarero ; foreword by Rosi Braidotti ; translated by Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio and Áine O'Healy
Publication
Note
Translation of: Nonostante Platone: figure femminili nella filosofia antica
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [129]-133) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33474532
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 136 pages
Isbn
9780415914475
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
lum96008895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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