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Nye, Andrea 1939-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 147 publications in 3 languages and 6,145 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: B105.W6, 305.4201
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Most widely held works by Andrea Nye
Feminism and modern philosophy : an introduction by Andrea Nye( )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feminist approach to the history of modern philosophy reveals new insights into the lives and works of major figures such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume, and is crucial to an appreciation of the advent of feminist philosophy. Feminism and Modern Philosophy introduces students to the main thinkers and themes of modern philosophy from different feminist perspectives, and highlights the role of gender in studying classic philosophical texts. This book shows how feminist theory has important contributions to make to the history of modern philosophy. This book is written in an accessible and lively style, and each chapter ends with a helpful annotated guide to further reading. It will be appropriate for philosophy as well as gender studies courses looking at the development of modern western thought
Feminist theory and the philosophies of man by Andrea Nye( Book )

35 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nye presents an overview of feminist theory since the nineteenth century, providing an analysis of its philosophical foundations and a critique of its dependence on male models. The originality of the book lies in its details, particularly its discussion of current developments in psychoanalytic and linguistic theory. Her analysis covers the work of Mill, Marx, Sartre, Freud, Lacan, and Derrida
Singing in the fire : stories of women in philosophy by Linda Alcoff( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a unique, groundbreaking collection of autobiographical essays by leading women in philosophy. It provides a glimpse at the experiences of the generation that witnessed, and helped create, the remarkable advances now evident for women in the field
Words of power : a feminist reading of the history of logic by Andrea Nye( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2019 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is logic masculine? Is women's lack of interest in the "hard core" philosophical disciplines of formal logic and semantics symptomatic of an inadequacy linked to sex? Is the failure of women to excel in pure mathematics and mathematical science a function of their inability to think rationally?
Philosophy & feminism : at the border by Andrea Nye( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this ground-breaking and comprehensive study, the distinguished philosopher Andrea Nye considers the powerful impact that feminist theory is beginning to have upon a vast range of philosophical inquiry. Nye offers an engaging introduction to the history of feminist philosophy, from Mary Wollstonecraft to Sojourner Truth, and from Simone de Beauvoir to feminist theorists of the 1970s. In complex and lucid prose, Nye then moves methodically through the major contemporary fields in philosophy - logic, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of language, and political theory - in order to demonstrate the ways in which contemporary feminist thought is challenging basic presuppositions in each of these fields
Philosophia : the thought of Rosa Luxemburg, Simone Weil, and Hannah Arendt by Andrea Nye( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together the work of three major women thinkers of this century: Rosa Luxemburg, Simone Weil and Hannah Arendt. The book explores the continuities and developments of their views on justice, knowledge, the self, divinity, and the way philosophical problems have been framed in the mainstream masculine tradition. Andrea Nye explains the the link between these women is not that they express the same ideas or even that they have a common feminine style, but that each keeps her philosophical theorizing in constant contact with experienced reality. Thinking always about and through the catastrophic changing events of the twentieth century, they produced a developing and deepening commentary on the human condition that Nye suggests might be a better resource than traditional philosophy for those struggling against sexism, racism and injustice
The princess and the philosopher : letters of Elisabeth of the Palatine to René Descartes by Andrea Nye( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a number of years, those interested in recovering women's thought have known about Princess Elisabeth, a seventeenth-century correspondent, friend, and an acute, persistent critic of Descartes's philosophy. Her questions provoked the philosopher to think more seriously about ethics and the passions, as Elisabeth found his answer--that an all-powerful God can do anything--extremely unsatisfactory. Up to now, only a few of her letters have found their way into print. This volume includes translations of all of Elisabeth's extant letters to Descartes, as well as of other materials relevant to understanding her philosophical perspective and her life. Andrea Nye analyzes the correspondence between Elisabeth and Descartes to support the thesis that Elisabeth developed and defended a worldly philosophy of life in opposition to the unworldly rules Descartes offered for living a tranquil and happy life. Nye has supplemented the translations with a running commentary on the historical, biographical, and intellectual context of the letters
Philosophy of language : the big questions by Andrea Nye( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This anthology brings together a diversity of readings in the philosophy of language: from the ancient Greeks to contemporary analytic, feminist, and multicultural perspectives. The emphasis is on issues that have a direct bearing on concerns about knowledge, reality, meaning, and understanding. A general introduction and introductions to each group of readings identify both the continuities and differences in the way "big" questions in philosophy of language have been addressed by philosophers of different historical periods, institutional affiliations, races, and genders."--BOOK JACKET
Socrates and Diotima : sexuality, religion, and the nature of divinity by Andrea Nye( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author draws on the teaching of Socrates's priestly mentor in "matters of love" in the Symposium to recover the sacred Eros that constitutes in many pre-monotheist religious traditions a transcendent spark of immortality at the heart of mortal life.--Publisher's description
Philosophy : discipline analysis by Andrea Nye( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PHILOSOPHIA : the thought of rosa luxemborg, simone weil, and hannah arendt by Andrea Nye( )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophia brings together, for the first time, the work of three major women thinkers of this century, producing a developing commentary on the human condition as an alternative to the mainstream, masculine, philosophical tradition
Feministe theory and the philosophies of a man by Andrea Nye( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are several titles that review the historical background and philosophical development of various branches of feminist theory, and Nye's new work must be counted among the best. It is lucid, comprehensive, and tightly written. The author's grasp of the dialectical and substantive intricacies of the various theories discussed is quite impressive. There are exceptionally good discussions of the relationship between Marxism and feminism, on feminism and psychoanalysis, and on reconstruction and feminism. Indeed, Nye's exposition of the notoriously arcane work of Lacan, Derrida, and the French semioticians is among the most masterful in the literature. Although Nye's notion of the theory of feminist practice is rather sketchy, she succeeds in provoking the deepest kind of thinking about these issues by the sheer intelligence of her overall analysis. A necessary addition for any college library. Should be viewed as one of the representative works in the field.'
Ženska misel in moška disciplina? : pisma Abelarda in Heloize by Andrea Nye( )

1 edition published in 1997 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy: Discipline Analysis. Women in the Curriculum Series by Andrea Nye( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay examines the ways in which philosophy, as a discipline, has been influenced by feminist scholarship in the field. It explains that in the 1970s feminist philosophers introduced questions regarding personal life and sexuality as matters for philosophical analysis, and that scholars began to challenge the notions of the Western canon. Feminists argued that understanding philosophical texts required reading symbolic and metaphorical language to discover subtexts that held philosophical reasoning in place. The essay goes on to discuss the radical interpretive techniques, such as deconstruction, used by feminist philosophers, and explains that scholars have begun to question the very identity and root impulse of the discipline of philosophy. The essay concludes that the use of feminist materials in philosophy courses can lead to deep change in the way that philosophy is conceived of and taught, because women's work in philosophy has tended to be grounded in existential issues, critically self-reflective of its methodology, and open to interdisciplinary enrichment. The document includes a list of related electronic resources. (Contains 48 references.) (Mdm)
Private language by Andrea Nye( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman clothed with the sun : Julia Kristeva and the escape from/to language by Andrea Nye( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Preparing the way for a feminist praxis by Andrea Nye( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Att bereda vägen för en feministisk praktik by Andrea Nye( )

1 edition published in 1990 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A woman's thought or a man's discipline? : the letters of Abelard and Heloise by Andrea Nye( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rethinking male and female : the Pre-Hellenic philosophy of mortal opinion by Andrea Nye( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Feminism and modern philosophy : an introduction
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Feminist theory and the philosophies of manSinging in the fire : stories of women in philosophyPhilosophy & feminism : at the borderPhilosophia : the thought of Rosa Luxemburg, Simone Weil, and Hannah ArendtThe princess and the philosopher : letters of Elisabeth of the Palatine to René DescartesPhilosophy of language : the big questionsFeministe theory and the philosophies of a man
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