Introduction: Towards a Sexuate Philosophy
1. Approaching Irigaray: Feminism, Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy
2. Re-visiting Plato's Cave: Orientation and Origins
3. The Way Out of the Cave: A Likely Story...
4. Woman as Other: Variations on an Old Theme
5. Freud, Lacan, and Speaking (as a) Woman
6. The Status of Sexuate Difference
7. An Ethics of Sexuate Difference
Conclusion: The Incalculable Being of Being Between
Tina Chanter, DePaul University
"Rachel Jones provides an excellent introduction to Irigaray's thought which will benefit feminist philosophers and theorists as well as students. Jones gives a lucid and original account of central themes in Irigaray's work, such as the relation between matter and form, the nature of sexual difference, and the idea of a female subject position."
Alison Stone, Lancaster University
"This valuable and accessible book meets an urgent need for all those who have wrestled with the intricacies of Luce Irigaray's prose - or who have found the most important of her writings, Speculum of the Other Woman, simply too baffling. Written in an admirably clear style, Rachel Jones's book breaks new ground in showing why and how Irigaray's 'fling with the philosophers' still matters today."
Christine Battersby, University of Warwick
"This is an astonishing book in its depth and framing of Irigaray. It offers an important contribution to feminist
philosophy and has daring, bold, insightful claims that are not seen in other texts."
Breanne Fahs, Arizona State University
- The first comprehensive introductory account of the work of leading feminist theorist Luce Irigaray
- This highly accessible book carefully elucidates the philosophical underpinnings of Irigaray's work
- Spans the full range of Irigaray's output, including sustained engagements with key texts such as Speculum of the Other Woman
- This book will be essential reading for students and scholars in literary theory, continental philosophy, and across the humanities