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The Thinking Woman

Julienne van Loon (author) Anne Summers (Foreword by)

ISBN: 9781978819900

Publication Date: Oct 2020

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

One of the age-old questions of philosophy is what does it mean to live a good life? In this extraordinary book, scholar and writer, Julienne van Loon, applies a range of philosophical ideas to her own experience. Not for sale in Australia or New Zealand.

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One of the age-old questions of philosophy is what does it mean to live a good life? Such concerns are important to us all, yet the voices and thoughts of women have often been missing from the conversation. 

In this extraordinary book, award-winning writer, Julienne van Loon addresses the work of leading international thinkers, interrogating and enlivening their ideas on everyday issues. She discusses friendship with pre-eminent philosopher Rosi Braidotti, wonder with cultural historian Maria Warner, play with celebrated novelist Siris Hustvedt, love with cultural critic Laura Kipnis, work with socialist feminist Nancy Holmstrom, and fear in relation to the work of Helen Caldicott, Rosie Batty and Julia Kristeva.

Her journey is intellectual and deeply personal, political and intimate at once. It introduces readers to some extraordinary women whose own deeply thoughtful work has much to offer all of us. They may transform our own views of what it means to live a good life.

Not for sale in Australia and New Zealand.
Illustrations 3 colour images
Pages 258
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Oct 2020
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Subject/s Western philosophy, from c 1900 -   Social theory   Gender studies: women   Personnel & human resources management   Feminism & feminist theory  
Julienne Van Loon is the author of three critically acclaimed novels: Road Story, Beneath the Bloodwood Tree and Harmless. Her honors include the Australian/Vogel's award and an appointment as Honorary Fellow in Writing with the University of Iowa. She is an associate professor with the writing and publishing program at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

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