This thesis argues against Hegel's idea of women. He considers them to be tied to natural immediacy, i.e., feelings and sentiments. Women are supposed to be familial beings. They are not capable of abstract reasoning, and complex thinking necessary for economic, and political decision-making. To critique Hegel, first, one has to look at his analysis of the Greek ethical order and Antigone's role in it because she is the symbol of individual freedom, but does not become a symbol of women's movement out of the family into politics. Hegel observes that emergence of subjective freedom without any institutional back-up results in the breakdown of Greek ethical order. This freedom exists in the modern ethical order, but Hegel fixes women's place in the family. They are not allowed to enter civil society and state. This study exposes the limitations of his philosophy, which limits women's life and aspirations.
|Advisor:||Lewis, Donald F.|
|School:||California State University, Dominguez Hills|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Ethics, Philosophy, Gender studies|
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