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Title Feminist interpretations of Martin Heidegger / edited by Nancy J. Holland and Patricia Huntington.

Published University Park, Pa. ; [Great Britain] : Pennsylvania State University Press, [2001]


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Physical description xvi, 399 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Re-reading the canon.
Re-reading the canon.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction I General Background History of the Feminist Reception of Heidegger and a Guide to Heidegger's Thought / Patricia Huntington 1 -- Introduction II Specific Contributions Feminists Read Heidegger / Nancy J. Holland 43 -- Part I Gender of Dasein -- 1 Geschlecht: Sexual Difference, Ontological Difference / Jacques Derrida 53 -- 2 Problematic Normative Assumptions of Heidegger's Ontology / Tina Chanter 73 -- 3 Conflictual Culture and Authenticity: Deepening Heidegger's Account of the Social / Dorothy Leland 109 -- 4 "The Universe Is Made of Stories, Not of Atoms": Heidegger and the Feminine They-Self / Nancy J. Holland 128 -- Part II Poetics and the Body -- 5 Absence of Monica: Heidegger, Derrida, and Augustine's Confessions / John D. Caputo 149 -- 6 Sappho: The She-Greek Heidegger Forgot / Carol Bigwood 165 -- 7 Feminine Figures in Heidegger's Theory of Poetic Language / Jennifer Anna Gosetti 196 -- Part III Ethics, Home, and Play -- 8 Heidegger and Ecofeminism / Trish Glazebrook 221 -- 9 House and Home: Feminist Variations on a Theme / Iris Marion Young 252 -- 10 Thrownness, Playing-in-the-World, and the Question of Authenticity / Mechthild Nagel 289 -- Part IV Thinking, Spirit, Moving Forward -- 11 From The Forgetting of Air to To Be Two / Luce Irigaray, Translated by Heidi Bostic, Stephen Pluhacek 309 -- 12 "Through Flame or Ashes": Traces of Difference in Geist's Return / Ellen T. Armour 316 -- 13 Revolutionary Thinking / Gail Stenstad 334 -- 14 Stealing the Fire of Creativity: Heidegger's Challenge to Intellectuals / Patricia Huntington 351.
Summary Martin Heidegger's idea that Dasein (human existence) is ultimately gender neutral, as well as several other major aspects of his thought, raises significant questions for feminist philosophers. The fourteen essays included in this volume clearly illustrate the ways in which feminist readings can deepen our understanding of his philosophy. They illuminate both the richness and the limitations of the resources his work can provide for feminist thought.
This volume engages the full scope of Heidegger's writings from Being and Time through his latest work, from his readings of the ancient Greek poets to his critique of modern technology. At the same time, it reflects a wide range of contemporary feminist concerns: the significance of gender difference; the role of the body in philosophical thought; the relationship between philosophy and the natural world, and between philosophy and the domestic realm; and the aspiration to move forward into a new, more just, political world.
Included in this volume are important new (or newly translated) essays by Ellen Armour, Carol Bigwood, Jack Caputo, Tina Chanter, Trish Glazebrook, Jennifer Gosetti, Luce Irigaray, Dorothy Leland, Mechthild Nagel, Gail Stenstad, and the editors -- as well as a valuable historical and theoretical Introduction by Patricia Huntington, the first of Jacques Derrida's "Geschlecht" articles, and an important 1997 essay by Iris Marion Young.
Other author Holland, Nancy J.
Huntington, Patricia J.
Subject Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976.
Feminist theory.
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