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Author Battersby, Christine, 1946-

Title The phenomenal woman : feminist metaphysics and the patterns of identity / Christine Battersby
Published New York : Routledge, 1998


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Description xii, 236 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction: Fleshy Metaphysics -- 2. Essentialisms, Feminisms and Metaphysics -- 3. Her Body/Her Boundaries -- 4. Kantian Metaphysics and the Sexed Self -- 5. Feminist Postmodernism and the Metaphysics of Absence -- 6. Antigones of Gender -- 7. Flesh with Trimmings: Adorno and Difference -- 8. Kierkegaard, Woman and the Workshop of Possibilities -- 9. Scoring the Subject of Feminist Theory: Kierkegaard and Deleuze -- 10. Coda
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-222) and index
Subject Birth (Philosophy)
Feminist theory.
Self (Philosophy)
Woman (Philosophy)
LC no. 97032058
ISBN 0415920353 (cloth : alk. paper)
0415920361 (paper : alk. paper)
0745615546 (cloth : alk. paper)
0745615554 (paper : alk. paper)