JBSP Online: Mahon O’Brien on Irigaray and Plato

journal update

Mahon O’Brien’s essay for the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, published online in advance of the print edition.

Mahon O’Brien – ‘Irigaray and Plato – Unlikely Bedfellows’: JBSP (Originally published online: 28 July 2020).

Abstract: Luce Irigaray has devoted considerable energy to wrestling with some key figures in twentieth-century phenomenology. Since the topic for this special issue is the relationship between phenomenology and ancient philosophy, I plan in the following to look at Irigaray’s reading of Plato, given the centrality of carnality, sexuation and embodiment, not just to her own project, but the manner in which she invokes the same notions as part of her critique of Plato along with a number of twentieth-century phenomenologists.

Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2020.1796514

Mahon O’Brien, Philosophy, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

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