Department of Philosophy
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20 Jan 2013
Study Philosophy in Florence in May
PHIL 242 Introduction to Feminist Theory: Italian Renaissance Feminism: Where Are We Now?
Taught in English
This course will explore the question of the nature and political status of women, from the perspectives of the Italian Renaissance pro-woman movement, and of contemporary feminist theory. We will pursue two themes: beauty (as a sign of virtue or the enemy of virtue) and liberty (both of movement and of sexuality). From this perspective, we will also consider the following questions: Do women have a particular nature, different from that of men? Should women assume the same social and political roles that men do? Do we think that men and women are equal in all respects? In addition to Florence, site visits to Venice and Siena are planned. For specific course content, please consult Prof. M. Deslauriers, Department of Philosophy.
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