File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0108, message 73

Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 18:35:38 +0100
Subject: Re: An Idea whose time will never come


regarding this earlier question - a reading of the first few chapters of 'The
Inhuman' especially 'Can thought go on without a body?' which relates the
question of gender, thought and the body...



Glen Fuller wrote:

> Eric,
> Could you point me in the direction of where I could find this
> Lyotard-feminist stuff please:
> >Lyotard's clearest
> >discussion of this is related in his piece  'one of the things at stake
> >in women's struggles' where he discusses the essentialising problem that
> >exists in feminist movements. Lyotard's liking for the pagan, for
> >refusing political theories that are related to philosophies (or grand
> >narratives) runs aground on the rocks of sexual difference because it is
> >by nature philosophical, essentialist and deeply political - it is one
> >of the points from which any and all societies can be fairly judged -
> >'sexual difference would constitute the horizon of worlds more fecund
> >than any known to date...'
> I would be grateful,
> Glen.
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