Birth, Death, and Femininity: Philosophies of Embodiment by Robin May Schott

By Robin May Schott

Matters surrounding start and demise were primary for Western philosophy in addition to for person lifestyles. The participants to this quantity resolve the gendered points of the classical philosophical discourses on demise, bringing in discussions approximately delivery, creativity, and the complete chain of human job. by way of linking their paintings to significant thinkers similar to Heidegger, Nietzsche, Beauvoir, and Arendt, and to significant philosophical currents corresponding to old philosophy, existentialism, phenomenology, and social and political philosophy, they problem winning feminist articulations of delivery and loss of life. those philosophical reflections upload an enormous sexual measurement to present considering on identification, temporality, and group.

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But if one pities the victim and feels horror at the failure of the social order that is represented by this victim, then one can find the traces of revolutionary agency (Eagleton 2003: 275, 279). Third, sacrifice is characterized by its repetitive character. Hubert and Mauss point out that sacrifices, whether they are occasional sacrifices that accompany the solemn moments of life or periodic sacrifices that occur at fixed moments of time, occur repeatedly. The repetition is also part of the controlled character of this violence, as opposed to random violence.

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