The Sex of Knowing / Edition 1

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415928595
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/15/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Michèle Le Doeuff is Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Her other works translated into English are The Philosophical Imaginary (1989) and Hipparchia's Choice: An Essay Concerning Women, Philosophy, etc.(1991). Lorraine Code is Distinguished Research Professor Department of Philosophy, York University. Kathryn Hamer is Professor of French and Dean of Arts, Letters and Humanities at Mount Allison University.

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Table of Contents

1 Cast-offs 1
1 How Intuition Came to Women 3
2 Woman as an Object of Discourse: An Inquiry into Categories 10
3 Values/Countervalues 15
4 Knowledge and Power 18
5 Anti-intellectualism 27
6 Essays on Original Sin 33
7 A Knowing Subject in Process 39
8 Coherences 44
9 Divine Plato? 48
10 Eve's Awakening/Apollo's Ruling: Two Banquets Juxtaposed 67
2 Renaissances 69
1 The Intermittent Existence of Women Doctors 71
2 A Cognitive Norm 77
3 Knowing by Dreaming? Object Versus Objectification 79
4 Construction of an Object or Definition of a Field? 85
5 Lady Trotula 87
6 Being as One Is Perceived 95
7 Legal Counsel on Strike 100
8 Verum index sui 104
9 Interlude 108
10 Masculine Foreclosure of Knowledge 110
11 Epikleroi 112
12 Three Headscarves 121
13 The Jailer's Catechism 125
14 A Little Learning 131
15 The Judgment of Christine 135
3 An Epistemology of Hope 143
1 Take an Aspirin 145
2 An Offensive Philosophy, but to Whom? 151
3 Sciences, Humanities, and Philosophy 155
4 Finalities 159
5 The Alchemy of the Word 164
6 Phallomelancholia or Gay Science? 167
7 Duplicities 173
8 Neutrality 178
9 Factual Violence/Ideational Violence 185
10 Visions 190
11 The Liberal Experience 192
12 Saint Scholastica 194
13 A Woman and a Mean in Philosophy 198
14 The Admirable Essay 204
15 Equality, Difference, or Divergence? 210
16 Corporations 215
Epilogue 217
Notes 221
Index 239
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