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Title:
The phenomenal woman : feminist metaphysics and the patterns of identity
Author:
Battersby, Christine, 1946-
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Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, 1998.
Physical Description:
xii, 236 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415920353

9780415920360
Format :
Book

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Central Library BD450 .B355 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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"First Published in 1998, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."


Summary

In her new book, Christine Battersby rethinks questions of embodiment, essence, sameness and difference, self and other, patriarchy and power. Using analyses of Kant, Adorno, Irigaray, Butler, Kierkegaard and Deleuze, she challenges those who argue that a feminist metaphysics is a contradiction in terms. The Phenomenal Woman marks out a place for a metaphysics of fluidity in the current debates concerning postmodernism, feminism and identity politics. It will interest philosophers unfamiliar with feminist theory, and open up debates in feminist philosophy to non-philosophers studying women and gender.


Author Notes

Christine Battersby is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Warwick. She is the author of Gender and Genius (1990).


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