For most of its history, western philosophy has regarded woman as an imperfect version of man. Like so many aspects of western culture, this tradition builds on foundations laid in ancient Greece. Yet the first philosophers of antiquity were hardly agreed on first principles. Songe-M°ller shows how the Greeks made intellectual choices that would prove fateful for half of humankind.
A marvellous book. It explains better than any other I know how sexist ideology arose in Western culture and why that sexism still is fundamental to contemporary culture, not least to our understanding of philosophy and reason. Lucid and clear, Philosophy Without Women exemplifies philosophical reason at its best. Toril Moi, Duke University