The Thinking Muse: Feminism and Modern French Philosophy

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Jeffner Allen, Iris Marion Young
Indiana University Press, 1989 - Philosophy - 215 pages
... some very serious critiques of French existential phenomenology and post-structuralism... the contributors offer some refreshingly new insights into some tried and 'true' philosophical texts and more recent works of literary theory. -- Philosophy and LiteratureBy bridging the gap between 'analytic' and 'continental' philosophy, the authors of The Thinking Muse: Feminism and the Modern French Philosophy largely overcome the cultural polarity between 'male thinker' and 'female muse'. -- EthicsThese engaging essays by American Feminists bring toether feminist philosophy, existential phenomenology, and recent currents in French poststructuralist thought. The editors provide an excellent introductory overview, making this an ideal book for courses in feminist theory and philosophy and modern French thought. -- Philosopher's IndexThe concerns raised in this volume are substantial.... a solid addition to the canon of American feminist philosophy. -- Philosophy and Literature... a forum for feminist appropriations of existential and post-structuralist philosophy. -- Canadian Philosophical ReviewsMarking a radical shift in the traditional philosophical separation between muse (female) and thinker (male), The Thinking Muse revises the scope and methods of philosophical reflection. These engaging essays by American feminists bring together feminist philosophy, existential phenomenology, and recent currents in French poststructuralist thought.
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
1
JoAnn Pilardi
18
Eléanor H Kuykendall
35
Iris Marion Young
51
Jeffner Allen
71
Judith Butler
85
Julien S Murphy
101
Linda Singer
136
Difference on Trial
156
Eléanor H Kuykendall
180
Namascar Shaktini
195
CONTRIBUTORS
211
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