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The sum of what she is saying: Bringing essentials back to the bodyCreation, Resistance, Flight: Feminist Enactments of French Philosophy (2000)
AbstractThis chapter is an examination of the debate around essences in feminist philosophy and theorizing. Here, essences are rethought through Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology as carnal or embodied essences. As such, embodied essences are found at the joints, the hollows that are not inside us but that connect us, so that we are not isolated within cultural and historical zones. Embodied essences can be taken up in language as idealities.
- feminist phenomenology,
PublisherCornell University Press
Citation InformationHelen A Fielding. "The sum of what she is saying: Bringing essentials back to the body" Ithaca, New YorkCreation, Resistance, Flight: Feminist Enactments of French Philosophy (2000)
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