1st Edition

Feminist Theory and the Philosophies of Man

By Andrea Nye Copyright 1988
    254 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    In the past decade there has been an explosion of feminist theory - in many cases depending on theoretical foundations borrowed from men. Andrea Nye critically examines the ambivalent relationship between feminists and male theory.

    Chapter 1 Introduction: The Designs of Feminist Theory; Chapter 2 Liberté, Egalité et Fraternité: Nineteenth-century Liberalism and Women's Rights; Chapter 3 A Community of Men: Marxism and Women; Chapter 4 A World Without Women: The Existentialist Feminism of Simone de Beauvoir; Chapter 5 The Analysis of Patriarchy; Chapter 6 A Woman's Language; Chapter 7 The Theory of Feminist Practice;


    Andrea Nye is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. She is also the author of Words of Power (Routledge, 1990).

    "There are several titles that review the historical background and philosophical development of various branches of feminist theory, and Nye's new work must be counted among the best. It is lucid, comprehensive, and tightly written. The author's grasp of the dialectical and substantive intricacies is quite impressive. There are exceptionally good discussions of the relationship between Marxism and feminism, on feminism and psychoanalysis, and on deconstruction and feminism. Indeed, Nye's exposition of the notoriously arcane work of Lacan, Derrida, and the French semioticians is among the most masterful in the literature. . . . Should be viewed as one of the representative works in the field." -- Choice