The Phenomenal Woman
Feminist Metaphysics and the Patterns of Identity
Copyright Year 1998
"First Published in 1998, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."
Christine Battersby is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Warwick. She is the author of Gender and Genius (1990).
"...clever and imaginative..." -- Karen Struening, Signs
"...Battersby's construction in the book is a model of detail and clarity." -- Philosophy in Review/Comptes Rendus Philosophiques
"The Phenomenal Woman is a startlingly original work of philosophy. In her construction of a new metaphysics, which takes the woman as norm in definitions of self, personhood and identity, Christine Battersby contests the conceptualization of the Kantian subject. Taking the risk of (re)constructive philosophy, she offers a challenge to postmodernist feminisms and their reliance on what she describes as the 'despairing epistemology' of deconstructive postmodernism." -- Margaret Whitford, University of London