Hegel's Philosophy and Feminist Thought: Beyond Antigone? by K. HutchingsHegel's Philosophy and Feminist Thought: Beyond Antigone? by K. Hutchings

Hegel's Philosophy and Feminist Thought: Beyond Antigone?

byK. Hutchings

Hardcover | September 10, 2010

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Although Hegel and feminism seem an unlikely couple, Hegelian philosophy played a prominent part in the thinking of groundbreaking feminist philosophers from Simone de Beauvoir to Luce Irigaray. This book offers a new generation of feminist readings of Hegel from leading scholars in the both fields. Through close readings and innovative arguments, this book makes a significant contribution to the debate on gender and provides insight into philosophical method.
KIMBERLY HUTCHINGS is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.   TUIJA PULKKINEN is Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland.
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Title:Hegel's Philosophy and Feminist Thought: Beyond Antigone?Format:HardcoverDimensions:271 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.81 inPublished:September 10, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230621457

ISBN - 13:9780230621459

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Reading Hegel; K.Hutchings & T.Pulkkinen PART I: FEMINIST ENCOUNTERS WITH HEGEL Differing Spirits: Reflections on Hegelian Inspiration in Feminist Theory; T.Pulkkinen Queering Hegel: Three Incisions; J.Hodge Antigone's Liminality: Hegel's Racial Purification of Tragedy and the Naturalization of Slavery; T.Chanter Knowing Thyself: Hegel, Feminism, and an Ethics of Heteronomy; K.Hutchings Longing for Recognition; J.Butler PART II: RE-READING HEGEL'S METHOD Beyond Tragedy: Tracing the Aristophanian Subtext of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit ; K.de Boer Reading the Same Twice Over: The Place of the Feminine in the Time of Hegelian Spirit; R.Efrat Levkovich Womanlife or Lifework and Psychotechnique: Woman as the Figure of the Plasticity of Transcendence; S.Lindberg The Gender of Spirit: Hegel's Moves and Strategies; L.Werner Matter and Form: Hegel's Organicism and the Difference between Women and Men; A.Stone Debating Hegel's Legacy for Contemporary Feminist Politics; N.Bauer, K.Hutchings, T.Pulkkinen & A.Stone

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"This book presents some the best and most prominent contemporary authors engaged in feminist readings of Hegel, including Judith Butler, Kimberly Hutchings, Alison Stone and Nancy Bauer, amongst others. Contributors offer particularly original close readings and ingenious arguments. Hutchings and Pulkkinen include both some very high level and emergent voices of distinctively high calibre. All in all, the number of names with a reputation for innovative, distinctive, finely nuanced and responsible work is impressive." - Penelope Deutscher