Journal of Speculative Philosophy 27 (3):308-321 (2013)

Laura E. Hengehold
Case Western Reserve University
In The Imaginary Domain, Drucilla Cornell argues that law would best help women by guaranteeing "minimum conditions for individuation" for all citizens (1995, 4). Cornell believes that, as a guiding idea for law and economic institutions, the liberal social contract has not so much denied women equal protection as a group as it has arbitrarily given a negative meaning to sexual difference—including but not limited to female embodiment. In Deleuzian terms, this contract is a generative Idea encoding a discourse in which women's life possibilities are more general and less singular than those of other citizens.Cornell agrees with Rawls that a polity should be grounded on principles to which all individuals could ..
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