Per una teoria della differenza sessuale
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English title: For a theory of sexual difference
Source: Diotima : il pensiero della differenza sessuale
Keyword(s): language usage | linguistic sexism | feminist philosoph | sexual difference | gender difference | politics of language
Manifest: Diotima Differenza sessuale
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Diotima is a female philosophical community based in Verona University since 1983. “The thinking of sexual difference” is the first book written by the community and contains essays by Adriana Cavarero, Cristiana Fischer, Elvia Franco, Giannina Longobardi, Veronica Marioux, Luisa Muraro, Anna Maria Piussi, Wanda Tommasi, Anita Sanvitto, Betty Zamarchi, Chiara Zamboni, Gloria Zanardo. With reference to the Italian debate on sexual difference and the thinking of Luce Irigaray, Diotima organizes a big conference once a year from which the community’s books are produced. Adriana Cavarero’s pamphlet is a real manifesto and traces the concept of sexual difference according to feminist theory, and in comparison with the western philosophical tradition. Cavarero emphasizes the sexual character of language in philopsophy and science, from which the woman is excluded. Cavarero aims at overcoming this monism and at constructing a new dualistic logic made by women.