Luce Irigaray is a Belgian-born French feminist, philosopher, linguist, psycholinguist, psychoanalyst and cultural theorist. She is best known for her works Speculum of the Other Woman () and. The Canon: Speculum of the Other Woman. By Luce Irigaray. September 10, Share on twitter · Share on facebook · Share on linkedin · Share on whatsapp. Speculum of the Other Woman: Luce Irigaray: Speculum de l’autre femme ( ; Speculum of the Other Woman), which was highly critical of Freudian and.

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Irigaray focuses on how the West has been viewing women in their collective roles as mothers. The second term does not imply that men deny the reality of women’s physical existence but it does suggest that women are no more than the sum of their physical attributes.

Or does it create further exclusion among the excluded themselves?

However, the body that an infant attributes to him or herself is not objectively understood-it is the mind’s understanding of the body.

Speculum of the Other Woman: Irigaray repeats the views because she believes that overcoming harmful views of women cannot occur through simply ignoring the views. Semiotext e Foreign Agent Series, We must ask after the feminine other.

Her own essay signals what themes she will address with regard to each of the philosophers she discusses. While ethics is a constant theme throughout her work, Irigaray’s text An Ethics of Sexual Difference is devoted to this theme. Her first major book Speculum of the Other Woman, based on her second dissertation, was published inIn Speculum, Irigaray engages in close analyses of phallocentrism in Western philosophy and psychoanalytic theory, analyzing texts by Freud, Hegel, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, and Kant.

Columbia University Press, She is an interdisciplinary thinker who works between philosophy, psychoanalysis, and linguistics. Due to this condition, philosophy is the educational method that aids in the search for Truth and Reality, thus unshackling us from our chains and imprisonment inside the cave, and moving us outward and upward to the sun of illumination.

Irigaray’s analysis of women’s exclusion from culture and her use of strategic essentialism have been enormously influential in contemporary feminist theory. Title Speculum of the Other Woman. Nov 14, Monique is currently reading it. Inspired by a partnership with the Commission for Equal Opportunities for the region of Emilia-Romagna in Italy, this text describes civil rights for women that would grant them an equal social position to men. Irigaray and the History of Western Metaphysics.

In her text I love to youIrigaray describes how she determined that women do not occupy the subject position.

Speculum of the Other Woman

Irigaray upsets traditional words, syntax, and value hierarchies. This is in contrast to men who are associated with culture and subjectivity.

Author Information Sarah K. One text in Irigaray’s series of elemental works. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In Speculum of the Other WomanIrigaray addresses Freud’s claim in his essay “Femininity” that little girls are only little men.

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Irigaray’s writing is undeniably challenging and complex. She argues that if ethical relationships are to occur between men and women, men must overcome nostalgia for the womb. While Irigaray is critical of Lacan, she is influenced by Lacan’s interpretation of Freud’s theory of subject formation.

However, she is unwilling to definitively state what that new identity should be like.

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Feminist Philosophy and the Philosophy of Feminism: This text is a strategic engagement with the philosopher Martin Heidegger. Continental Psychoanalysis, Misc in Continental Philosophy. Julia D irigatay it really liked it Apr 13, In the last section, “Plato’s Hystera,” Irigaray reinterprets Plato’s myth of the cave, of the womb, in an attempt to discover the origins of that ideology, to ascertain precisely the way in which metaphors womab fathered that henceforth became vehicles of meaning, to trace how woman came to be excluded from the production of discourse.

Katrin Froese – – Philosophy and Social Criticism 31 2: This patriarchy did not even exclude women who had not borne children. Dennis King Keenan – – Hypatia othfr 4: What is a Woman?: Speculum of the Other Woman.

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To reestablish harmony in the world, Zeus needs Demeter to return to her divine responsibilities. Jenn rated it really liked it Mar 29, Ships from and sold by Amazon. She argues that in language experiments, women were less willing to occupy the subject position. Further, ethical love relationships are based in respect for alterity and creativity outside of reproduction. Books by Luce Irigaray.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I’m a badass that way. Irigaray is particularly active in the feminist movement in Italy. Her subsequent texts provide a comprehensive analysis and critique of the exclusion of women from the history of philosophy, psychoanalytic theory and structural linguistics. She believes that nothing short of altering our views of subjectivity, science, and religion can change this situation.

She describes this in her book I love to you.

Irigaray’s Project Irigaray argues that, since ancient times, mothers have been associated with nature and unthinking matter. Lacan believes that the element of fantasy and imagination involved in the identification with the mirror image marks the image as simultaneously representative and misrepresentative of the infant.

History of Western Philosophy. In other words, negative views of women exist because of theoretical bias-not because of nature. Further, Irigaray argues that focusing on language work and on altering allegedly intractable structures does not mean that women have to ignore material conditions.

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