Plato on Female Emancipation and the Traditional Family

  title={Plato on Female Emancipation and the Traditional Family},
  author={William Jay Jacobs},
  pages={29 - 31}
With the growth of the modern women's movement, it is only natural for contemporary philosophers to inquire as to what light the work of our predecessors can shed upon current feminist issues. Unfortunately, as Julis Annas has noted, few previous philosophers have discussed the status and condition of women seriously and, by current social standards, most of what has been written is quite unacceptable. One of the few notable exceptions in this rather depressing situation might be Plato in the… 

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