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Textures of Light : Vision and Touch in Irigaray, Levinas and Merleau Ponty - Cathryn Vasseleu

Textures of Light

Vision and Touch in Irigaray, Levinas and Merleau Ponty

Paperback Published: 10th March 1998
ISBN: 9780415142748
Number Of Pages: 168

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Textures of Light draws on the work of Luce Irigaray, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Emmanuel Levinas to present an outstanding and ground breaking study of the vital importance of light in Western thought. Since Plato's allegory of the cave, light and the role of sight have been accorded a unique position in Western thought. They have stood as a metaphor for truth and objectivity and the very axis of modern rationalism. More recently however, this status has come under significant criticism from continental and feminist thought which has stressed the privileging of subjectivity and masculinity in such a metaphor.

"An original, sophisticated and nuanced contribution to feminist theory and Irigaray scholarship. An outstanding contribution is also made to reading Merleau-Ponty and Levinas in a way that adds a fascinating perspective to their standard interpreters." -Tina Chanter, Brown University "A strikingly original reading of Luce Irigaray's meditations on sight." -Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley

Acknowledgements
True Light
Introduction
Carnal Light
Introductory comments
Living Flesh
Vision in the Flesh
Touching Flesh Perverse Light
Introductory comments
Scintillating Lighting
The Lightness of Touch
Illuminating Passion Erotic Light
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780415142748
ISBN-10: 0415142741
Series: Warwick Studies in European Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 10th March 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1