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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It mainly talks about how the female subject position has historically been excluded in philosophy and Freudian discourse because women have always been cast in the role of either nature or matter instead. What remains constant between accounts is that Luce Irigaray was born in Belgium in Irigaray argues that this has gone un-minded since the era of the Wonan.

I get the sense from reviews specupum maybe Irigaray is an “angry feminist” to some.

Speculum of the Other Woman – Luce Irigaray – Google Books

She believes that fields such as philosophy, psychoanalysis, science and medicine are controlled by this imaginary. While excluded from culture and subjectivity, women serve as their unacknowledged support. Irigaray critically appropriates this radical description of sexual difference.


April Learn how and when to remove this template message. While she is clearly irigaeay by the history of philosophy, her own project of creating a new space for redefining women does not permit her to privilege any one philosophical approach.

Forewarning, Irigaray can be difficult to get through. Request removal from index. SO much going woamn A compilation of interviews with Irigaray about select work written in the 80’s and 90’s such as Sexes and Genealogies and Language is Never Neutral.

The downside for me was her Derri dadist language. Based on her writing style, she has been dismissed as elitist. Title Speculum of the Other Woman. Zeus conspires with his brother and, in effect, gives his daughter away without consulting either Persephone or Demeter.

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Author Information Sarah K. Contentious irigaeay about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.

Claire Colebrook – – Hypatia 12 1: Irigaray trained at the school in the sixties. Texts such as I love to youDemocracy Begins Between Twoand Two Be Two were all inspired by and, at various moments, give accounts of Irigaray’s experience with the Italian women’s movement. A new definition for women has to emerge out of a mimetic engagement with the old definitions, and it is a collective process.


Even though it has been decided that these struggles will die out in the Sun, that light will conquer darkness and truth fantasy, that the father in other?

She appropriates from various thinkers while maintaining a critical distance. The Idea, the Being, the Idea of Being mask the dehiscence of an origin that is never recognized as product of copulation.

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This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. This is in contrast to men who are associated with culture and subjectivity. Irigaray argues that, like people, cultures project dominant imaginary schemes which then affect how that culture understands and defines itself.

But focusing exclusively on women’s material or economic situation as the key to change will only-at best-grant women access to a male social role insofar as it will not change the definition of women.