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Woman— A Structural Account of Femininity in Nietzsche’s Philosophy

Author/​Artist:
Simwinga, Joel [Browse]
Format:
Senior thesis
Language:
English
Advisor(s):
Nehamas, Alexander [Browse]
Contributor(s):
Harman, Elizabeth [Browse]
Department:
Princeton University. Department of Philosophy [Browse]
Class year:
2015
Description:
58 pages
Summary note:
This paper argues that Nietzsche’s views on women and femininity play a critical role in his philosophy. I challenge the popular notion that Nietzsche’s views on gender are simplistic and anti-women by offering a structural interpretation of his philosophical treatment of gender that accounts for patriarchy and social construction of gender identity, and by emphasizing his deep affinity for femininity.