By Sophia M. Connell

Aristotle's account of girl nature has acquired regularly destructive remedy, emphasising what he says women can't do. development on fresh examine, this booklet comprehensively revises such readings, starting up the advanced and optimistic position performed by way of the feminine in Aristotle's idea with a selected specialise in the longest surviving treatise on replica within the old corpus, the iteration of Animals. It offers new interpretations of the character of Aristotle's sexism, his conception of female and male interplay in iteration, and his account of inherited positive aspects. It additionally discusses a number extra common matters which may and may be re-examined in mild of Aristotle's account of girl animals: his method, hylomorphism, teleology and psychology. Aristotle on girl Animals can be invaluable to all these drawn to Aristotle's philosophy and the historical past of gender.

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