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Ethics of Sexual Difference

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ISBN-10: 0801481457

ISBN-13: 9780801481451

Edition: N/A

Authors: Luce Irigaray, Carolyn Burke, Gillian C. Gill

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Who or what the other is, I never know. But the other who is forever unknowable is the one who differs from me sexually. This feeling of surprise, astonishment, and wonder in the face of the unknowable ought to be returned to its locus: that of sexual difference. Thus Luce Irigaray undertakes a searching inquiry into what may be the philosophical problem of our age. Irigaray approaches the question of sexual difference by looking at the ways in which thought and language—whether in philosophy, science, or psychoanalysis—are gendered. She juxtaposes evocative readings of classic texts, including Plato's Symposium, Aristotle's Physics, Descartes's "On Wonder" in The Passions of the Soul,…    
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 8/3/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Luce Irigaray is the author of many works, including This Sex Which Is Not Oneand Speculum of the Other Woman.She is director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris.

Translators' Note
Sexual Difference
Sorcerer Love: A Reading of Plato, Symposium, "Diotima's Speech"
Place, Interval: A Reading of Aristotle, Physics IV
Love of Self
Wonder: A Reading of Descartes, The Passions of the Soul
The Envelope: A Reading of Spinoza, Ethics, "Of God"
Love of Same, Love of Other
An Ethics of Sexual Difference
Love of the Other
The Invisible of the Flesh: A Reading of Merleau-Ponty, The Visible and the Invisible, "The Intertwining - The Chiasm"
The Fecundity of the Caress: A Reading of Levinas, Totality and Infinity, "Phenomenology of Eros"