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

Author/​Artist
Simwinga, Joel [Browse]
Format
Senior thesis
Language
English
Description
58 pages

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Advisor(s)
Nehamas, Alexander [Browse]
Contributor(s)
Harman, Elizabeth [Browse]
Department
Princeton University. Department of Philosophy [Browse]
Class year
2015
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.

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