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By Paul Allen Miller

ISBN-10: 0199640203

ISBN-13: 9780199640201

ISBN-10: 0199640211

ISBN-13: 9780199640218

Diotima on the Barricades argues that the debates that emerged from the burgeoning of feminist highbrow lifestyles in post-modern France concerned advanced, based, and reciprocal exchanges at the interpretation and place of Plato and different historical texts within the western philosophical and literary culture. Paul Allen Miller indicates how person works of Anglo-American figures akin to Toril Moi, Judith Butler, and Kaja Silverman, in addition to activities such
as queer idea, are rooted in feminist theoretical debates that begun within the sixties in France and feature persisted correct as much as the current day. Miller demonstrates that French philosophy as represented through writers as assorted as Julia Kristeva, Hélène Cixous, Sarah Kofman, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida, and
Luce Irigaray have had a profound impression on literary, theoretical, and cultural reports within the Anglo-American global. He finds that during order to appreciate the highbrow substructure of a lot of later Anglo-American severe concept, it will be important to envision the advance of post-modern French feminist idea on the subject of its discussion with antiquity. In glossy feminism and post-structuralism, the traditional international, and Plato specifically, really functionality as our theoretical
unconscious.

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