David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Hypatia 26 (1):207-223 (2011)
This paper explicates Foucault's conception of experience and defends it as an important theoretical resource for feminist theory. It analyzes Linda Alcoff's devastating critique of Foucault's account of sexuality and her reasons for advocating phenomenology as a more viable alternative. I agree with her that a philosophically sophisticated understanding of experience must remain central for feminist theory, but I demonstrate that her critique of Foucault is based on a mistaken view of his philosophical position as well as on a problematic understanding of phenomenology
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Hubert L. Dreyfus (1983). Michel Foucault, Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics. University of Chicago Press.
Nancy Fraser (1989). Unruly Practices : Power, Discourse, and Gender in Contemporary Social Theory. University of Minnesota Press..
Citations of this work BETA
Shelley Tremain (2013). Educating Jouy. Hypatia 28 (2):801-817.
Similar books and articles
Linda Alcoff (1996). Dangerous Pleasures: Foucault and the Politics of Pedophilia. In Susan Hekman (ed.), Feminist Interpretations of Foucault. Pennsylvania State Press.
Johanna Oksala (2004). Anarchic Bodies: Foucault and the Feminist Question of Experience. Hypatia 19 (4):97-119.
Johanna Oksala (2005). Foucault on Freedom. Cambridge University Press.
Silvia Stoller (2009). Phenomenology and the Poststructural Critique of Experience. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 17 (5):707-737.
Caroline Ramazanoglu (ed.) (1993). Up Against Foucault: Explorations of Some Tensions Between Foucault and Feminism. Routledge.
Stéphane Legrand (2008). “As Close as Possible to the Unlivable”: (Michel Foucault and Phenomenology). Sophia 47 (3):281-291.
Leonard Lawlor (2005). Un Ecart Infime (Part I): Foucault's Critique of the Concept of Lived-Experience ( Vécu). Research in Phenomenology 35 (1):11-28.
Timothy Rayner (2003). Between Fiction and Reflection: Foucault and the Experience-Book. [REVIEW] Continental Philosophy Review 36 (1):27-43.
Brad Elliott Stone (2012). Experience, Problematization, and the Question of the Contemporary. The Pluralist 7 (3):44-50.
Kathy Miriam (2007). Toward a Phenomenology of Sex-Right: Reviving Radical Feminist Theory of Compulsory Heterosexuality. Hypatia 22 (1):210-228.
Carolyn Ells (2003). Foucault, Feminism, and Informed Choice. Journal of Medical Humanities 24 (3-4):213-228.
Shannon Hoff (2006). Restoring Antigone to Ethical Life: Nature and Sexual Difference in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. The Owl of Minerva 38 (1/2):77-99.
Linda Lemoncheck (1998). Loose Women, Lecherous Men: A Feminist Philosophy of Sex. Philosophical Studies 89 (2-3):369-373.
Alva Noë (2007). The Critique of Pure Phenomenology. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 6 (1-2):231-245.
Added to index2010-11-16
Total downloads35 ( #50,498 of 1,103,048 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #120,820 of 1,103,048 )
How can I increase my downloads?