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By Robin May Schott

Concerns surrounding start and demise were basic for Western philosophy in addition to for person life. The individuals to this quantity resolve the gendered points of the classical philosophical discourses on dying, bringing in discussions approximately beginning, creativity, and the full chain of human job. by means of linking their paintings to significant thinkers corresponding to Heidegger, Nietzsche, Beauvoir, and Arendt, and to significant philosophical currents corresponding to old philosophy, existentialism, phenomenology, and social and political philosophy, they problem winning feminist articulations of start and loss of life. those philosophical reflections upload a huge sexual measurement to present considering on id, temporality, and neighborhood.

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New York: Columbia University Press. Langer, Monika. 2003. ” In Card 2003: 87–106. Leopold, Evelyn. 2006. ” Boston Globe. September 16, 2006. com/news/world/africa/articles/2006/ 09/16/un_calls_rape_a_cancer_in_congo/, accessed September 19, 2006. Malpas, Jeff, and Robert C. Solomon, eds. 1998. Death and Philosophy. London: Routledge. New American Bible. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. htm, accessed January 30, 2007. Plato. 1961. The Collected Dialogues of Plato. Ed. Edith Hamilton and Huntington Cairns.

In the narrative of the rape of Lucretia, it is the men in the drinking party, who want to test their wives’ virtue, who become indirectly the agent of her death, as their actions lead ultimately to her brutal rape and subsequent suicide. Looming behind these men are the unwritten rules of the patriarchal order that the women should uphold or be held up to shame. And Lucretia’s self-sacrifice is an oath of obedience to these rules, which becomes the propeller for the transformation of the polity from tyranny to a republic.

Desire in Language. Trans. Thomas Gora. New York: Columbia University Press. Langer, Monika. 2003. ” In Card 2003: 87–106. Leopold, Evelyn. 2006. ” Boston Globe. September 16, 2006. com/news/world/africa/articles/2006/ 09/16/un_calls_rape_a_cancer_in_congo/, accessed September 19, 2006. Malpas, Jeff, and Robert C. Solomon, eds. 1998. Death and Philosophy. London: Routledge. New American Bible. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. htm, accessed January 30, 2007. Plato. 1961. The Collected Dialogues of Plato.

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