Canon Fodder: Historical Women Political Thinkers - download pdf or read online

By Penny A. Weiss

ISBN-10: 0271035196

ISBN-13: 9780271035192

ISBN-10: 027103520X

ISBN-13: 9780271035208

This publication is an workout within the restoration of old reminiscence a few set of thinkers who've been forgotten or purposely missed and, hence, by no means made it into the canon of Western political philosophy. Penny Weiss calls them “canon fodder,” recalling the destiny of squaddies in struggle who're handled by means of their governments and army leaders as expendable. regardless of a few genuine growth at restoration during the last few many years, and the now-frequent references to a couple woman thinkers like Mary Wollstonecraft, Hannah Arendt, and Simone de Beauvoir, the outside has in simple terms been scratched, and the wealthy assets of women’s writings approximately political principles stay nonetheless mostly untapped. incorporated right here, and meant to extra whet the palate, are figures from Sei Shōnagon, Christine de Pizan, and Mary Astell to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Anna Julia Cooper, and Emma Goldman.

Restoring woman thinkers to the dialog of political philosophy is the first objective of this e-book. half I deploys quite a number those thinkers to debate the character of political inquiry itself. half II makes a speciality of substitute techniques to and visions of center political principles: equality, energy, revolution, early life, and neighborhood. whereas usually an highbrow act of revival, this booklet additionally impacts useful political existence, simply because “remote and educational as they typically seem, debates approximately what to incorporate within the canon finally contact nearly every person: scholars passed texts from lists of ‘great books’ to steer them . . . and voters whose governments justify their activities with principles from political texts deemed classic."

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