In this paper I show how Michèle Le Dœuff’s conception of philosophy as work is central to her articulation of a fresh conception of women’s role in philosophy and philosophy’s relation to other work. In Hipparchia’s Choice (1991, 168) she writes that ‘There is at least a third way of conceiving of philosophy and the history of philosophy: we can regard both as work, and thus as a dynamic, which can lead to and from each other.’ My objective is (...) to clarify this concept of philosophy as work and to show its significance and implications for understanding women’s relation to philosophy and the complexity of Le Dœuff’s thought concerning the nature of freedom and oppression. (shrink)
Il n’est pas rare, en philosophie, de se tourner, quand besoin est, vers les traductions en italien d’ouvrages en langues étrangères qui n’ont pas encore bénéficié d’un tel effort en français. Il est plus inhabituel de le faire lorsqu’il s’agit d’un texte à l’origine en français. Michele Cammelli, qui mène ses recherches au fonds Canguilhem, nous en offre cependant l’occasion, avec une remarquable édition d’un court texte politique de Georges Canguilhem, publié de façon anonyme à Cahors en 19..
Ce texte a déjà paru dans A. Caputo & M. Bracco, Nietzsche e la poesia, Bari, Stilo Editrice, 2012, p. 75-115. Nous remercions Michele Bracco de nous l'avoir adressé. Il tema della poesia e del ritmo impegna Nietzsche fin dai primi anni della sua carriera di filologo. Risalgono al semestre invernale 1875-1876 alcune lezioni tenute all'università di Basilea sulla storia della letteratura greca nelle quali l'origine della poesia viene spiegata a partire dalla sua relazione col ritmo, (...) - Philosophie – (...) Nouvel article. (shrink)
Democratic politics is always identity politics and there are some varieties of identity politics without which full and genuine democratic cooperation would not be possible. Indeed, the very existence of a democratic people involves mobilization of political concern and action around a democratic national identity. But a genuinely democratic national identity must be an open identity that can accommodate internal complexity and acknowledge external responsibilities. Moreover, in democracies characterized by a history of discrimination and oppression, there must also be political (...) space for a revitalizing identity politics that initially mobilizes political concern and action around the identities of those groups that have been subject to discrimination and oppression. Yet a revitalizing identity politics is likely to go awry if it is hostile to the possibility of reconciliation between the oppressed and former oppressors, or intrinsically resistant to political collaborations that might transcend the boundaries of familiar social groups. (shrink)
A special issue of The Philosophical Forum , one of the most prestigious philosophy journals, is now available to a wider readership through its publication in book form. The volume includes twelve essays in three sections-- Philosophical Traditions; the African-American Tradition; and Racism, Identity, and Social Life. Contributors are: K. Anthony Appiah, Kwasi Wiredu, Lucius Outlaw, Leonard Harris, Bernard Boxill, Frank M. Kirkland, Tommy L. Lott, Adrian M.S. Piper, Laurence Thomas, Michele M. Moody-Adams, Anita L. Allen, and Howard McGary. The (...) introduction is by John P. Pittman. (shrink)
Virginia Held's Feminist Morality defends the idea that it is possible to transform the "public" sphere by remaking it on the model of existing "private" relationships such as families. This paper challenges Held's optimism. It is argued that feminist moral inquiry can aid in transforming the public sphere only by showing just how much the allegedly "private" realms of families and personal relationships are shaped-and often misshapen-by public demands and concerns.