French Women Philosophers

A Contemporary Reader

Edited by Christina Howells

© 2003 – Routledge

472 pages

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About the Book

This reader is the first of its kind to present the work of leading French women philosophers to an English-speaking audience. Many of the articles appear for the first time in English and have been specially translated for the collection. Christina Howells draws on major areas of philosophical and theoretical debate including Ethics, Psychoanalysis, Law, Politics, History, Science and Rationality. Each section and article is clearly introduced and situated in its intellectual context. The book is necessarily feminist in inspiration but draws on an unusually wide range of thinkers, chosen to represent the philosophy of women rather than feminist philosophy. It will be ideal for anyone coming to this area for the first time as well as those seeking to extend their understanding of French thought and Continental Philosophy.

Articles by the following writers are included: Francoise Collin, Sylviane Agacinski, Catherine Chalier, Luce Irigaray, Francoise Proust, Francoise Dastur, Barbara Cassin, Natalie Depraz, Elisabeth de Fontenay, Elisabeth Badinter, Francoise Heritier, Helene Cixous, Monique Schneider, Julia Kristeva, Sarah Kofman, Monique David Menard, Francoise d'Eaubonne, Genevieve Fraisse, Michele Le Doeuff, Natalie Charraud, Francoise Balibar, Anne Fagot-Largeault, Colette Guillaumin, Dominique Schnapper, Myriam Revault-D'Allonnes, Nicole Loraux, Mireille Delmas-Marty, Blandine Kriegel.

Reviews

'A much-needed anthology that promises to change the way we understand not merely what has, to the present, been reductively known as "French Feminism" but, more importantly, the wider field of contemporary French philosophy … ground-breaking and original in its conception.' - Critical and Cultural Theory

Table of Contents

The Ethical Subject: Francoise Collin, Sylviane Agacinski, Catherine Chalier, Luce Irigaray, Francoise Proust, Francoise Dastur. Borders of the Human Subject: Barbara Cassin, Natalie Depraz, Elisabeth be Fontenay, Elisabeth Badinter, Francoise Heritier. The Psychoanalytic Subject: Helene Cixous, Monique Schneider, Julia Kristeva, Sarah Kofman, Monique David Menard. The Rational and Scientific Subject: Francoise d'Eaubonne, Genevieve Fraisse, Michele le Doeuff, Natalie Charraud, Francoise Balibar, Anne fagot Largeault. The Juridical and Political Subject: Collette Guillaumin, Dominique Schnapper, Myriam Revault-D'Allonnes, Nicole Loraux, Mireille Delmas-Marty, Blandine Kriegel

About the Editor

Christina Howells is Professor of French at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Wadham College. She is author of Sartre's Theory of Literature (1979), Sartre: The Necessity of Freedom (1988), Derrida: from Phenomenology to Ethics (1998), and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Sartre (1992).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI016000
PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Modern