1st Edition

I Love to You Sketch of A Possible Felicity in History

By Luce Irigaray Copyright 1996
    150 Pages
    by Routledge

    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    In this book, one of the foremost contemporary scholars in the fields of feminist thought and linguistics, explores the possibility of a new liberating language and hence a new relationship between the sexes. In I Love to You, Luce Irigaray moves from the critique of patriarchy to an exploration of the ground for a possible inter-subjectivity between the two sexes. Continuing her rejection of demands for equality, Irigaray poses the question: how can we move to a new era of sexual difference in which women and men establish lasting relations with one another without reducing the other to the status of object?

    Chapter 1 Introducing: Love Between Us; Chapter 2 Human Nature is Two; Chapter 3 Sexual Difference as Universal; Chapter 4 Donning a Civil Identity; Chapter 5 The Other: Woman; Chapter 6 She Forgotten Between Use and Exchange; Chapter 7 Two of Us, Outside, Tomorrow?; Chapter 8 He I Sought But Did Not Find; Chapter 9 You Who Will Never Be Mine; Chapter 10 I Love to You; Chapter 11 In Almost Absolute Silence; Chapter 12 A Breath that Touches in Words; Chapter 13 Practical Teachings: Love — Between Passion and Civility; epilogue Epilogue;


    French philosopher Luce Irigaray is one of the foremost contemporary scholars in the fields of feminist thought and linguistics. Her books Thinking the Difference, Je, Tu, Nous, and Elemental Passions are available from Routledge.

    "I have found I Love To You to be a rewarding and refreshing work... Irigaray's voice bears a welcome sense of warmth and engagement supported by the weight of her impressive scholarship and committed philosophical search." -- Journal of Religion and Culture