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In Spite of Plato

A Feminist Rewriting of Ancient Philosophy

By Adriana Cavarero

Foreword by Rosi Braidotti

Translated by Serena Anderlini D'Onofrio, Aine O'Healy

Routledge – 1995 – 135 pages

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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.

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Name: In Spite of Plato: A Feminist Rewriting of Ancient Philosophy (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Adriana CavareroForeword by Rosi BraidottiTranslated by Serena Anderlini D'Onofrio, Aine O'Healy. 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...
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