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Philosophers of Otherness 3: Irigaray, Kristeva, Butler

3rd October 2017 · 5:00pm - 7:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 Philosophers of Otherness 3: Irigaray, Kristeva, Butler

Autumn Term 2017, Tuesdays, 17:00 – 19:00, ten weeks starting 3rd October

Course Tutor: Keith Barrett.

‘Supposing truth is a woman – what then? Are there not grounds for the suspicion that all philosophers … have been very inexpert about women?’ – wrote Nietzsche in Beyond Good and Evil. Confounding Nietzsche, some of the most important contemporary philosophers are women, and the course will explore the ideas of three of them, relating them to psychoanalysis and feminist thought. We begin with An Ethics of Sexual Difference (1984) by Luce Irigaray; then explore Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia (1989) by Julia Kristeva; and conclude by studying Judith Butler’s Antigone’s Claim (2000).

To enrol, please e-mail Keith (keith[at]

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