Feminist interpretations of Martin Heidegger

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c2001.
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Martin Heidegger's commitment to the idea that Dasein (human existence) is ultimately gender neutral, as well as several other major aspects of his thought, raises significant questions for feminist philosophers. The fourteen essays included in this volume clearly illustrate the ways in which feminist readings can deepen our understanding of his philosophy. They illuminate both the richness and the limitations of the resources his work can provide for feminist thought.

This volume engages the full scope of Heidegger's writings from Being and Timethrough his latest work, from his readings of the ancient Greek poets to his critique of modern technology. At the same time, it reflects a wide range of contemporary feminist concerns: the significance of gender difference; the role of the body in philosophical thought; the relationship between philosophy and the natural world, and between philosophy and the domestic realm; and the aspiration to move forward into a new, more just, political world.

Included in this volume are important new (or newly translated) essays by Ellen Armour, Carol Bigwood, Jack Caputo, Tina Chanter, Trish Glazebrook, Jennifer Gosetti, Luce Irigaray, Dorothy Leland, Mechthild Nagel, Gail Stenstad, and the editors—as well as a valuable historical and theoretical Introduction by Patricia Huntington, the first of Jacques Derrida's "Geschlecht" articles, and an important 1997 essay by Iris Marion Young.

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table_of_contents History of the feminist reception of Heidegger and a guide to Heidegger's thought / Patricia Huntington -- Feminists read Heidegger / Nancy J. Holland -- pt. 1. The gender of Dasein. Geschlecht: sexual difference, ontological difference / Jacques Derrida ; The problematic normative assumptions of Heidegger's ontology / Tina Chanter ; Conflictual culture and authenticity: deepening Heidegger's account of the social / Dorothy Leland ; "The universe is made of stories, not of atoms": Heidegger and the feminine they-self / Nancy J. Holland -- pt. 2. Poetics and the body. The absence of Monica: Heidegger, Derrida, and Augustine's Confessions / John D. Caputo ; Sappho: the she-Greek Heidegger forgot / Carol Bigwood ; Feminine figures in Heidegger's theory of poetic language / Jennifer Anna Gosetti -- pt. 3. Ethics, home, and play. Heidegger and ecofeminism / Trish Glazebrook ; House and home: feminist variations on a theme / Iris Marion Young ; Throwness, playing-in-the-world, and the question of authenticity / Mechthild Nagel -- pt. 4. Thinking, spirit, moving forward. From The forgetting of air to To be two / Luce Irigaray; translated by Heidi Bostic and Stephen Pluháček ; "Through flame or ashes": traces of difference in Geist's return / Ellen T. Armour ; Revolutionary thinking / Gail Stenstad ; Stealing the fire of creativity: Heidegger's challenge to intellectuals / Patricia Huntington.
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