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Wittgenstein and Irigaray : gender and philosophy in a language (game) of difference.

Davidson, Joyce and Smith, Mick (1999) Wittgenstein and Irigaray : gender and philosophy in a language (game) of difference. Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 14 (2). pp. 72-96. ISSN 0887-5367

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Abstract

Drawing Wittgenstein's and Irigaray's philosophies into conversation might help resolve certain misunderstandings that have so far hampered both the reception of Irigaray's work and the development of feminist praxis in general. A Wittgensteinian reading of Irigaray can furnish an anti-essentialist conception of “woman” that retains the theoretical and political specificity feminism requires while dispelling charges that Irigaray's attempt to delineate a “feminine” language is either groundlessly utopian or entails a biological essentialism.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 14342
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 16 Oct 2008 09:25
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:13
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/14342

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