The classic social contractarians: Critical perspectives from contemporary feminist philosophy and law

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    Abstract

    How can we live together without subordination and oppression? What does it mean to treat each other as free and equal persons? This book uses contemporary feminist insights to examine aspects of the classic social contractarians' arguments, focusing specifically upon the work of Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Rousseau and Kant. Considering the relationship between the 'self' and the law, this volume also looks at the points at issue between feminist political theorists and considers the usefulness of contractarian arguments for feminist politics today, together with an examination of the relationship between their political, legal and moral analyses.

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEngland
    PublisherAshgate Publishing Limited
    Number of pages163
    Edition1
    ISBN (Electronic)9780754697206
    ISBN (Print)9780754670179
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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