Carlon Robbins PHILS Reading Response 12/05/10 Irigaray: “Plato’s Hystera,” from Speculum of the Other Woman The Belgian-French feminist. Speculum de l’autre femme (; Speculum of the Other Woman), which was highly From Irigaray held a research position at the Centre National de la . 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.
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Rather than identify with him or herself as a helpless being, the child choose to identify with the idealized image of him or herself. For example, her method of mimesis resembles Derridian deconstruction.
Luce Irigaray received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louvain in and a master’s degree from the same university in and taught at a high school in Brussels from to I asked too much from this, Irigaray’s debut work. Sustained discussion of language. However, this one is worth it. She held a research post at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique sincewhere she is now a Director of Research in Philosophy.
Open Preview See a Problem? An accessible compilation of key essays in Lacanian thought. Irigaray refuses to belong to any one group in the feminist movement because she believes that there is a tendency for groups to set themselves up against each other.
She believes that nothing short of altering our views of subjectivity, science, and religion can change this situation. According to Irigaray, the very possibility of repeating a negative view unfaithfully suggests that women are something other than the view expressed. Due to this othef, 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.
A Very Black Sexuality? Irigaray’s woma interests in philosophy, psychoanalysis, and linguistics underscore that her work has more than one influence. 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 irigsray were fathered that henceforth became vehicles of meaning, to trace how woman came to be excluded from the production of discourse.
We must ask after the feminine other. Noted also is that in her writings, Irigaray has stated a concern that an interest in her biography would affect the interpretation of her ideas as the entrance of women into intellectual specuulm has often also included the challenging of women’s point of view based on biographical material. Interesting discussion of strategic essentialism. This book, while over ohher years old, has n This book, like many other examples of post-structuralist French criticism, features an opaque writing style and wide-ranging references to the Western philosophical canon, which makes it difficult to read.
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However, she takes that concept in a feminist direction that would eventually get her kicked out of the Freudian school. Since language and society mutually affect each other, Irigaray believes that language must change along with society.
Sexual difference is often associated with the anatomical differences between the sexes. A radically subversive critique brings to the fore the masculine ideology implicit in psychoanalytic theory and in Western discourse in general: Useful compilation of essays, some of which are found in the texts listed here.
Further, inclusion of women in the current form of subjectivity is not the solution. Is Her End in Her Beginning? Irigaray alleges that women have been traditionally associated with matter and nature to the expense of a female subject position.
Religion is thus viewed as caught up in power and culture.
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And anyway, I actually got a kick out of all that pun! Feb 17, Natasha11 rated it it was amazing. According to Irigaray, the juxtaposition of illogical and logical undermines the claim that women are illogical. Theory and Practice Chris Barker No preview available – The Ecole Freudienne was founded by the famous psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. Natural Deduction Rules for English. Irigaray employs mimesis because she believes that a ‘second sex’ cannot exist in its own right or with a positive form of identity as opposed to being viewed as a deformed version of male identity until we have not only challenged, but also passed back through the oppressive formulation of sexual difference in contemporary Western culture.
A Feminist Critique of Dichotomy. Feminist Philosophy and the Philosophy of Feminism: Speculum of the Other Woman by Luce Irigaray is incontestably one of the most important works in feminist theory to have been published in this generation.
Thus she stresses the need for mothers to represent themselves differently to their daughters, and to emphasize their daughter’s subjectivity.