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Original Habitation: Pregnant Flesh as Absolute Hospitality

Frances Gray

in Coming to Life: Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244607
eISBN:
9780823250677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244607.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In this paper, I argue that the fundamental intrinsic relatedness of all human life expressed in the relationship between the pregnant woman and her ‘second subject’, the foetus, is the pre-condition ... More


The Birth of Sexual Difference: A Feminist Response to Merleau-Ponty

Lisa Guenther

in Coming to Life: Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244607
eISBN:
9780823250677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244607.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Merleau-Ponty often compares intersubjectivity to pregnancy and birth; either the other is reproduced from me like a child, or self and other are born together through a process of mutual divergence ... More


Birthing Responsibility: A Phenomenological Perspective on the Moral Significance of Birth

Gail Weiss

in Coming to Life: Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244607
eISBN:
9780823250677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244607.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Emmanuel Levinas, who emphasizes our absolute responsibility to the Other as revealed through the visceral face-to-face encounter, Simone de Beauvoir who argues that to be responsible for oneself one ... More


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