The sex of nature : a reinterpretation of Irigaray's 'Metaphysics and political thought'.

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 1527-2001

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Abstract

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.

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Journal Article
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Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
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24187
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Deposited On:
04 Mar 2009 09:34
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Published
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