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 ancient reminiscence a couple of set of thinkers who've been forgotten or purposely overlooked and, consequently, by no means made it into the canon of Western political philosophy. Penny Weiss calls them “canon fodder,” recalling the destiny of squaddies in conflict who're taken care of via their governments and army leaders as expendable. regardless of a few actual growth at restoration during the last few many years, and the now-frequent references to a couple lady thinkers like Mary Wollstonecraft, Hannah Arendt, and Simone de Beauvoir, the skin has purely been scratched, and the wealthy assets of women’s writings approximately political rules stay nonetheless principally untapped. integrated the following, and meant to additional 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 girl thinkers to the dialog of political philosophy is the first objective of this publication. half I deploys quite a number those thinkers to debate the character of political inquiry itself. half II specializes in replacement methods to and visions of middle political rules: equality, strength, revolution, youth, and group. whereas customarily an highbrow act of revival, this e-book additionally impacts functional political lifestyles, simply because “remote and educational as they typically look, debates approximately what to incorporate within the canon finally contact virtually every person: scholars passed texts from lists of ‘great books’ to lead them . . . and electorate whose governments justify their activities with rules from political texts deemed classic."

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