Michele Le Doeuff by Max Deutscher
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Michele Le Doeuff
By Max Deutscher

Michele Le Doeuff

Operative Philosophy and Imaginary Practice

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Michele Le Doeuff by Max Deutscher

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This collection of essays on the philosophy of MichFle Le Doeuff deals with four themes - the connections between philosophy and the history of philosophy, feminism, and political change; the creation of an "imaginary" domain to sustain the ideas and arguments of philosophy; the problem of making oneself "at home" in philosophy; and concepts of the "self" and the "subject." Le Doeuff proposes that we create philosophy when we "shift thinking from one state to another." To move between the genres of feminist and already established philosophical writing is thus a pre-eminently philosophical activity.These essays develop this suggestion in terms of her idea of an "operative" use of philosophy. Feminism is related to philosophy which, in turn, is related to its own history and contemporary problems about "European" and "analytical" practice. How do we make ourselves "at home" in philosophy? To what extent can philosophy be "at home" in the wider world? This collection develops Le Doeuff's ideas about how the concept of a "subject" gains new vitality by the circulation of concepts among philosophy, history, and literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781573928632
ISBN-10: 1573928631
Format: Hardback
(230mm x 155mm x 24mm)
Pages: 316
Imprint: Humanity Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Max Deutscher

Max Deutscher (Sidney, Australia) is emeritus professor of philosophy in the Division of Society, Culture, Media, and Philosophy at Macquarie University.

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