Abstract

As a constructive alternative to the exclusionary binaries of Cartesian philosophy, Genevieve Lloyd and Moira Gatens turn to Spinoza. Spinoza's understanding of the body as "in relation" takes the focus of philosophical thought from the homo-geneous subject to the heterogeneity of the social, and the focus of politics from individual rights to collective responsibility. The implications for feminism are radical; Spinoza enables a reconceptualization of the imaginary and the possibility of a sociability of inclusion.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 40-58
Launched on MUSE
2000-04-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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