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Ethics of Eros
Irigaray's Re-writing of the Philosophers

ISBN 9780415905237
Published December 1, 1994 by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book Description

Ethics of Eros sheds light on contemporary feminist discourse by questioning the basic distinctions and categories in feminist theory. Tina Chanter uses the work of Luce Irigaray as the focus for a critique of French and Anglo-American feminism as it is articulated in the debate over essentialism. While these two branches of feminism represent opposing views, Chanter advocates a productive exchange between the two.

Table of Contents

Preface; Chapter one Tracking Essentialism with the Help of a Sex/Gender Map; Chapter two The Legacy of Simone De Beauvoir; Chapter three Looking at Hegel’s Antigone Through Irigaray’s Speculum; Chapter four Irigaray, Heidegger, and the Greeks; Chapter five Levinas and the Question of the Other; Chapter six Derrida, Irigaray, and Feminism; afterword Afterword;

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Tina Chanter is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis.