January 20, 2014

Michèle Le Doeuff Quote


I have never had anything against philosophical rationality. As for its irrationality, that’s a different matter. To be more precise, it seems to me that philosophy is not a function of some strictly ‘masculine’ form of ‘rationality’, but philosophy often produces a misogynist style of imagination, by trying to be more than it actually is, trying to make rationalization operate to an extent beyond what it is actually capable of.

- Michèle Le Doeuff, L’Imaginaire philosophique


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