Women in Plato’s Political Theory

  • Morag Buchan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 162-189

About this book


Women in Plato's Political Theory argues that Plato's philosophy is a gendered philosophy; it contains within its basic tenets notions associated with masculinity. Consequently, the book explores the reasons why, in The Republic Plato includes women in the ruling class of his proposed ideal State on apparently equal terms with men and appears to offer them the opportunity to become Philosopher Kings, the ultimate rulers.


feminism gender nature philosophy Plato political theory politics women

Authors and affiliations

  • Morag Buchan
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  1. 1.South Bank UniversityLondonUK

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