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Diotima at the Barricades: French Feminists Read Plato

Paul Allen Miller


This book argues that a key element of postmodern French intellectual life is the reception of Plato. Much of the philosophical dialogue that structured postmodern modern French philosophy can be traced through a series of exchanges on the nature and importance of classical antiquity in general and Plato in particular. In their original form, these debates involved complex, structured, and reciprocal exchanges on the interpretation and position of Plato and other ancient texts in the Western philosophical and literary tradition. They were often mediated through discussions of Nietzsche, Heideg ... More

Keywords: Plato, Julia Kristeva, Luce Irirgary, Sarah Kofman, Hélène Cixous, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, Michel Foucault, Marx, Heidegger

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199640201
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640201.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Allen Miller, author
Carolina Distinguished Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina