Philosophy and Social Criticism 31 (2):165-184 (2005)
|Abstract||Nietzsche and Heidegger both challenge the metaphysical conception of the cosmos based on the principles of reason. They argue that the unspeakable, material and non-rational should be imbued with a renewed significance. In so doing, they make it possible to grant the feminine, which had been traditionally associated with these realms, philosophical importance. However, as Irigaray points out, woman is not an interlocutor in their philosophical dialogues but rather a silent foil against whom masculine self-creation takes place. Furthermore, if woman is associated too closely with the mysterious powers of the cosmos, she is denied a voice and the overestimation of her powers leads to her dehumanization. She is thus stripped of the agency that makes her a human subject. Key Words: critique of metaphysics feminism Heidegger Irigaray Nietzsche.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Ofelia Schutte (1994). Language and “the Feminine” in Nietzsche and Heidegger. International Studies in Philosophy 26 (1):114-114.
David Booth (1991). Nietzsche's "Woman" Rhetoric How Nietzsche's Misogyny Curtails the Implicit Feminism of His Critique of Metaphysics. History of Philosophy Quarterly 8 (3):311 - 325.
Katrin Froese (2000). Bodies and Eternity: Nietzsche's Relation to the Feminine. Philosophy and Social Criticism 26 (1):25-49.
Marylou Sena (2004). Nietzsche's New Grounding of the Metaphysical: Sensuousness and the Subversion of Plato and Platonism. Research in Phenomenology 34 (1):139-159.
James Magrini (2009). Truth, Art, and the “New Sensuousness”: Understanding Heidegger's Metaphysical Reading of Nietzsche. Kritike 3 (1).
Nayère Bani, The Eclipse of Being: Heidegger on the Question of Being and Nothing and the Ground of Nihilism.
Kristen Brown (1999). Possible and Questionable: Opening Nietzsche's Genealogy to Feminine Body. Hypatia 14 (3):39-58.
Tracy Colony (2004). Heidegger's Early Nietzsche Lecture Courses and the Question of Resistance. Studia Phaenomenologica 4 (1-2):151-172.
Ellen T. Armour (1997). Questions of Proximity: "Woman's Place" in Derrida and Irigaray. Hypatia 12 (1):63 - 78.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads9 ( #114,188 of 549,521 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?