Rational Woman: A Feminist Critique of Dichotomy

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This book is a comprehensive, analytical study of the way the mind/body dichotomy has perpetuated social hierarchy on the basis of gender. It challenges the tradition of dualism and argues that the term “rational woman” is not a contradiction in terms. Having investigated the two major dualisms contained in the term “rational woman”, the author develops an argument for a new relational conception of all the terms involved in “rational woman”, emphasizing the relationship of interdependence of reason and emotion, man and woman, rather than placing these terms in hierarchical and polarized opposition.
Keywords Dualism  Feminist theory  Reason  Emotions (Philosophy
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Call number B812.P77 2002
ISBN(s) 0415146186   0719062594   9780719062599   9780415146180
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