Patterns of Dissonance: A Study of Women in Contemporary Philosophy

Patterns of Dissonance: A Study of Women in Contemporary Philosophy

by Rosi Braidotti
     
 

Patterns of Dissonance brilliantly analyzes the complexissues raised by the relation between women and philosophy. Rosi Braidotti first demonstrates that contemporary male French philosophers rely on a largely metaphorical notion of the "feminine" in their

undermining of classical thought. Braidotti next examines the attempts of feminist thinkers in Europe

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Patterns of Dissonance brilliantly analyzes the complexissues raised by the relation between women and philosophy. Rosi Braidotti first demonstrates that contemporary male French philosophers rely on a largely metaphorical notion of the "feminine" in their

undermining of classical thought. Braidotti next examines the attempts of feminist thinkers in Europe and the U.S. to both subvert the universalizing claims of male theorists. Finally, she discusses the contributions of Luce Irigary, Mary Daly and Michele le Doeuff to the understanding

of sexual difference.

Western philosophy, and, especially, feminist philosophy (Sandra Harding, University of Delaware

)

introduction for those who want to know what is at stake in the unstable intersection of feminist and poststructuralist inquiry (Judith Butler, Johns Hopkins University.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415904919
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/24/1991
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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