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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Alexandra Mashaber
Feminist Interpretation of Political Philosophy of Niccolo Machiavelli: Hannah Pitkin’s Approach
Philosophical Anthropology
(Master’s programme)
2018
The dissertation work deals with analysis of Hannah Pitkin's interpretation of Niccolo Machiavelli's political philosophy. The first chapter presents the intellectual biography of the researcher. The main ideas that became the basis of her subsequent work as a feminist theorist are reconstructed. The second chapter describes the key points of feminist criticism of political thought Niccolo Machiavelli. Presented in detail the dichotomy of public and private sphere, described Pitkin’s perception of three types of Machiavellian leaders. In current research are examined his pieces, which represented the private sphere and described the position of women in the state. Was done comparative analysis of the feminist interpretation of Machiavelli's works. One side supports the interpretation of Hannah Pitkin and expands her theory by their arguments about the incitement to violence against women. Another believes that this is a wrong reading of Machiavelli and cites their arguments in defense of the philosopher, even finding in his work positions similar to the theoretical basis of liberal feminism.

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