Table of Contents:
  • pt. 1. Plato. Plato and the greek tradition of misogyny
  • Philosopher queens and private wives
  • Female nature and social structure. pt. 2. Aristotle. Woman's place and nature in a functionalist world. pt. 3. Rosseau. Rosseau and the modern patriarchal tradition
  • The natural woman and her role
  • Equality and freedom- for men
  • The fate of Rosseau's heroines. pt. 4. Mill. John Stuart Mill, liberal feminist. pt. 5. Functionalism, feminism and the family. Women and functionalism, past and present
  • Persons, women, and the law
  • Conclusions.