The Logic of Plato's Feminism

Journal of Social Philosophy 11 (3):5-11 (1980)
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Scholars have argued that Plato's decision to include women in the ruling class was either intended as a joke, or else was forced on him by other political commitments. In tis paper, I argue that the arguments he offers for including women in positions of power can and should be taken as sincere.

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Nicholas D. Smith
Lewis & Clark College


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