Belief, bodies, and being: feminist reflections on embodiment

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006 - Philosophy - 220 pages
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In Belief, Bodies, and Being, thirteen distinguished contributors present diverse and illuminating viewpoints on the issues of embodiment, materialism, and agency from feminist and postmodernist philosophical perspectives. Beginning by positing non-traditional ways of approaching ontological concerns (through the acknowledgment of agential realities and the usage of an ontology of tropes), the volume concludes by addressing highly specific, culturally constituted types of postmodern bodies, including monstrous, anorexic, and pharmaceutical bodies. Book jacket.

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Contents

Monstrous Reflections on the Mirror of the SelfSame
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Diotima Wittgenstein and a Language for Liberation
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Resituating the Feminine in Contemporary French
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Deborah Orr is Assistant Professor of Humanities at York University.

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