The Concept of Woman

Author: Prudence Allen

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802842701

Category: Philosophy

Page: 583

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This pioneering study by Sister Prudence Allen traces the concept of woman in relation to man in more than seventy philosophers from ancient and medieval traditions. The fruit of ten years' work, this study uncovers four general categories of questions asked by philosophers for two thousand years. These are the categories of opposites, of generation, of wisdom, and of virtue. Sister Prudence Allen traces several recurring strands of sexual and gender identity within this period. Ultimately, she shows the paradoxical influence of Aristotle on the question of woman and on a philosophical understanding of sexual coomplemenarity. Supplemented throughout with helpful charts, diagrams, and illustrations, this volume will be an important resource for scholars and students in the fields of women's studies, philosophy, history, theology, literary studies, and political science.

Ad Lucilium Epistulae Morales

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780674990845

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2008


Seneca: Epistulae morales

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Letters from a Stoic

Author: Seneca

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141914521

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 7448


A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived 'in accordance with nature', Stoicism called for the restraint of animal instincts and the severing of emotional ties. These beliefs were formulated by the Athenian followers of Zeno in the fourth century BC, but it was in Seneca (c. 4 BC- AD 65) that the Stoics found their most eloquent advocate. Stoicism, as expressed in the Letters, helped ease pagan Rome's transition to Christianity, for it upholds upright ethical ideals and extols virtuous living, as well as expressing disgust for the harsh treatment of slaves and the inhumane slaughters witnessed in the Roman arenas. Seneca's major contribution to a seemingly unsympathetic creed was to transform it into a powerfully moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.

Paulinische Studien

Author: Hans Dieter Betz

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161462047

Category: Bible

Page: 327

View: 1365