This book explains an open-ended theory of self that delineates 'masculine' and 'feminine' self-strategies on the basis of the Hegelian tradition of theorizing self/other relations and contemporary feminist theory. It proposes the possibility of combining the gender differentiated self strategies.
1. Setting the Context 2. Lacan and Object Relations 3. Lacan and the Feminist Perspective 4. Self-constituting Activity in Philosophical Texts: Three Examples 5. Conclusion