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Feminist Philosophy

Who is Luce Irigaray?

Luce Irigaray (1932–) was born in Belgium and attended Jacques Lacan’s psychoanalytic seminars in the 1960s. She is famous for having written, “Sexual difference is probably the issue in our time which could be our ‘salvation’ if we thought it through,” and “One must assume the feminine role deliberately. Which means already to convert a form of subordination into an affirmation, and thus to thwart it.” Irigaray’s main writings include An Ethics of Sexual Difference (1982) and Je, Tu, Nous: Toward a Culture of Difference (1990).


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