By Tina Chanter
Ethics of Eros sheds gentle on modern feminist discourse by means of bringing into query a number of the uncomplicated differences and different types that orchestrate it. The paintings of Luce Irigaray serves as a spotlight for interrogating the competition among "French" and "Anglo-American" feminism as articulated within the debate over essentialism. Tina Chanter defends Irigaray opposed to fees of essentialism via exhibiting that such criticisms fail to contemplate the theoretical history of her paintings. Chanter demonstrates that Irigaray inherited and tried to maneuver past the philosophical framework of Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, and Levinas. In tackling the controversy over essentialism, Chanter additionally reconsiders the sex/gender contrast that has been basic to feminist thought. Ethics of Eros seeks to recast the variations among "French" and "Anglo-American" feminism in order that they now not characterize opposing perspectives yet turn into able to effective exchanges. It explains the situations during which the talk over essentialism arose and divulges how essentialist misreadings of Irigaray won forex in feminist thought. The e-book illuminates Irigaray's writings and demonstrates the insights they carry for present feminist concept and philosophy.
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