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A pivotal determine in severe conception and the modern/postmodern debates, G. W. F. Hegel is the topic of differing feminist evaluations. Going past and at the back of Simone de Beauvoir's artistic appropriation of Hegel in The moment Sex, the essays amassed jointly the following imagine either with and opposed to the grain of Hegel's dialectical thought in the course of the lens of gender matters present in his philosophy. a number of the authors specialize in favourite passages on lady and the female in Hegel's paintings, whereas others argue that it truly is interpretations of the margins of his textual content which are so much telling. Hegel articulates one of many primary questions with which political feminists are involved: easy methods to conceptualize identification and distinction. some degree of competition one of the authors is whether Hegel's speculative process, with its "reconciliation" of identification and distinction, "answers" this question. participants contain the French thinker Luce Irigaray, the Italian feminist Carla Lonzi, and the Canadian theoretician Mary O'Brien, in addition to Seyla Benhabib, Patricia Jagentowicz turbines, David Farrell Krell, Frances Olsen, Naomi Schor, Eric O. Clarke, Carole Pateman, Heidi M. Ravven, Alison L. Brown, and Shari Neller Starrett. learn jointly, the articles rigidity the transgressive nature of feminist conception because it demanding situations disciplinary barriers; they're the articulation of the various diversified ideas and positions of the "vigorous debate" that defines feminist conception today.

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Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993). 23. In the past, the tradition of philosophy has addressed the problem of identity by asking the question: How are we the same person from infancy to adulthood? " Identity is therefore a complex and changing sense of self in which memory establishes a temporal continuity (the past recaptured in the present) through reason and imagination. Just as memory is fundamental to identity or selfhood, it is also central to political feminism. That is, memory is the mediation berween the psychological and political spheres of life, and critical re-membrance is the impetus for women's liberation.

For recent interpretations of Beauvoir in relation to the development of feminist theory see Re-Reading the Canon: Feminist Interpretations of Simone de Beauvoir, ed. Margaret A. Simons (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995). 8. , The New Feminist Criticism: Essays on Women, Literature and Theory (London: Virago, 1986), 4. 9. Benhabib's understanding of the "doubled vision" of feminist theory elaborates a formulation first developed by Joan Kelly-Gadol; see Kelly-Gadol, "The Social Relation of the Sexes: Methodological Implications of Women's History," in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 1, no.

Just as memory is fundamental to identity or selfhood, it is also central to political feminism. That is, memory is the mediation berween the psychological and political spheres of life, and critical re-membrance is the impetus for women's liberation. See Patricia Jagentowicz Mills, "Memory and Myth: Woman's Time Reconceived," in Taking Our Time: Feminist Perspectives on Temporality, edited by Frieda Johles Forman with Caoran Sowton (New York: Pergamon Press, 1989), 61-73. 1 On Hegel, Women, and Irony Seyla Benhabib Das Bekannte iiberhaupt ist darum, weil es bekannt ist, nicht erkannt.

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