Feminist Philosophy

Philosophy 3395, Fall 1995

Professor Cynthia Freeland


[Note: Unless otherwise indicated, all reading assignments are from Luce Irigaray, This Sex Which Is Not One (Cornell, 1985).]

Wed Nov. 15 Introduction to French Feminism

Irigaray, "This Sex Which Is Not One," pp. 23-33

Mon Nov. 20 Irigaray, "'Frenchwomen,' Stop Trying," pp. 198-204

Irigaray, "Women on the Market," pp. 170-191

Irigaray, "Commodities among Themselves," pp.192-197

*Writing Assignment: Briefly summarize key points made in these selections; raise critical questions.

Wed. Nov. 22 Irigaray, "La Mysterique" (excerpts), from Speculum of the Other Woman (xeroxed)

Irigaray, "When Our Lips Speak Together," pp. 205-218

Mon. Nov. 27 Iris Marion Young, "Breasted Experience," from Throwing Like a Girl and Other Essays in Feminist Philosophy and Social Theory (Indiana University Press, 1990). Xeroxes will be made available at cost, and also placed on file in AH 502.

Wed. Nov. 29 Irigaray, "The Power of Discourse," pp. 74-85

Irigaray, "Questions," pp. 150-169.

*Reflection Paper: How is Irigarayıs style related to her view of philosophy?.

Mon. Dec. 4 Lecture by Professor Freeland,

"On Irigaray on Aristotle"

Class will meet in the Brown Room, 5th floor, Library.

Wed. Dec. 6 Trinh T. Minh-ha, "Commitment from the Mirror-Writing Box," in Pearsall, pp. 290-97.

Take-Home Exam will be passed out on December 6th.

Exam due date is December 13th. NO LATE PAPERS will be accepted.

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