Abstract

I argue that Irigaray's recent work develops a theoretically cogent and politically radical form of realist essentialism. I suggest that she identifies sexual difference with a fundamental difference between the rhythms of percipient fluids constituting women's and men's bodies, supporting this with a philosophy of nature that she justifies phenomenologically and ethically. I explore the politics Irigaray derives from this philosophy, which affirms the sexes' rights to realize the possibilities of their rhythmically diverse bodies.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 60-84
Launched on MUSE
2003-08-26
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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