Stone, Alison (2003) The sex of nature : a reinterpretation of Irigaray's 'Metaphysics and political thought'. Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 18 (3). pp. 60-84. ISSN 1527-2001Full text not available from this repository.
I argue that Irigaray's recent work develops a theoretically cogent and politically radical form of realist essentialism. I suggest that she identifies sexual difference with a fundamental difference between the rhythms of percipient fluids constituting women's and men's bodies, supporting this with a philosophy of nature that she justifies phenomenologically and ethically. I explore the politics Irigaray derives from this philosophy, which affirms the sexes' rights to realize the possibilities of their rhythmically diverse bodies.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
|Deposited On:||04 Mar 2009 09:34|
|Last Modified:||29 Jan 2017 00:03|
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