An Ethics of Sexual Difference / Edition 1

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Overview

Luce Irigaray offers the strongest feminist reading in the history of philosophy that I know' Judith Butler Luce Irigaray (1932-) is the foremost thinker on sexual difference of our times. She trained as an analyst with the Lacanian Freudian School of Paris and is a prolific and influential author, whose work ranges over philosophy, psychoanalysis, linguistics and social critique. Since the publication of This Sex Which is Not One she has developed her theory that there are significant differences between the language spoken by men and that spoken by women. In An Ethics of Sexual Difference Irigaray speaks out against many feminists by pursuing questions of sexual difference, arguing that all thought and language is gendered and that there can therefore be no neutral thought. Examining major philosophers, such as Plato, Spinoza and Levinas, with a series of meditations on the female experience, she advocates new philosophies through which women can develop a distinctly female space and a "love of self". It is an essential feminist text and a major contribution to our thinking about language. Translated by Carolyn Burke and Gillian C. Gill

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"In An Ethics of Sexual Difference,Luce Irigaray offers the strongest feminist readings in the history of philosophy that I know. These readings enter the philosophical canon with a fine critical edge, 'miming' the masters, and exposing the erasure/construction of the feminine by which they proceed. Theoretically extravagant but pervasively erudite, Irigaray's text not only recasts philosophy as feminist reading, but establishes feminist criticism at its most philosophically consequential. Translated with precision and nuance, this text will now alter the field of 'philosophy and feminism' in English-speaking contexts."—Judith Butler

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801481451
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Luce Irigaray is Director of Research in Philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. A doctor of philosophy, Luce Irigaray is also trained in linguistics, philology, psychology and psychoanalysis. Now acknowledged as a key influential thinker of our times, her work focuses on the culture of two subjects, masculine and feminine - particularly through the liberation of a feminine subjectivity - something she explores in a range of literary forms, from the philosophical to the scientific, the political and the poetic.

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Table of Contents

Translators' Note

Part I

Sexual Difference

Sorcerer Love: A Reading of Plato, Symposium, "Diotima's Speech"

Place, Interval: A Reading of Aristotle, Physics IV

Part II

Love of Self

Wonder: A Reading of Descartes, The Passions of the Soul

The Envelope: A Reading of Spinoza, Ethics, "Of God"

Part III

Love of Same, Love of Other

An Ethics of Sexual Difference

Part IV

Love of the Other

The Invisible of the Flesh: A Reading of Merleau-Ponty, The Visible and the Invisible, "The Intertwining-The Chiasm"

The Fecundity of the Caress: A Reading of Levinas, Totality and Infinity, "Phenomenology of Eros"

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