Review of "Rachel Jones (2011). Irigaray: Towards a Sexuate Philosophy"

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Abstract

Book review of Rachel Jones' 2011 monograph.
Rachel Jones’ recent work is an important addition to current Irigarayan scholarship and contemporary philosophy. Jones uses Luce Irigaray’s groundbreaking text Speculum as a guide to trace Irigaray’s critical and creative engagement with the “Fathers” of Western philosophical discourse. Seeking to introduce readers to the “specifically philosophical dimensions” of Irigaray’s
work, Jones carefully foregrounds the particular philosophical position of each “Father” whom Irigaray critically encounters, and only once his philosophical views are made clear does Jones begin to unravel Irigaray’s specific relationship with each. It is Jones’ attentive and jargon-free descriptions of Irigaray’s interlocutors in Speculum that help to make this book accessible to students and professional philosophers alike.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-124
Number of pages2
JournalL'Esprit Créateur
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Luce Irigaray
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophers

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