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Inclinations : A Critique of Rectitude (Hardcover) (Adriana Cavarero)

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In this new and accessible book, Italy's best known feminist philosopher examines the moral and political significance of vertical posture in order to rethink subjectivity in terms of inclination. Contesting the classical figure of homo erectus or "upright man," Adriana Cavarero proposes an altruistic, open model of the subject—one who is inclined toward others. Contrasting the masculine upright with the feminine inclined, she references philosophical texts (by Plato, Thomas Hobbes, Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, Elias Canetti, and others) as well as works of art (Barnett Newman, Leonardo da Vinci, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Alexander Rodchenko) and literature (Marcel Proust and Virginia Woolf).

Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Art, Literary Criticism, Philosophy
Series Title: Square One
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
Author: Adriana Cavarero
Language: English
Street Date: November 2, 2016
TCIN: 51756630
UPC: 9780804792189
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-8457
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