The Woman of Reason: Feminism, Humanism and Political Thought
May 1995, Polity
1. Against Feminist Anti-Humanism.
2. Women of Virtue.
3. Hobbes, Amazons and Sabine Women.
4. Virtuous Women and the Citizen of Geneva.
5. The Female Citizen.
6. Socialism, Sex and Savage Society.
7. Flight from the Other.
8. Reason, Femininity, Love and Morality.
- A timely re-appraisal of feminist political thinkers and their male contemporaries
- The book critically examines feminist critiques of rationality and liberalism, and provides a re-evaluation of feminist humanism
- It traces the history of feminist ideas back to the 15th century
- Provides a compelling argument for equal female and male political representation.
UCG Women's Studies Centre Review
'The insistence on women's history and their participation in the construction of culture and society is a welcome antidote to accounts of universal oppression.' Women's Philosophy Review
'The book stands as a provocative contribution to liberal feminist political theory, which is likely to generate ongoing debate.' Australasian Journal of Philosophy