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TitleTowards a New Human Being [electronic resource] / edited by Luce Irigaray, Mahon O'Brien, Christos Hadjioannou
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
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Descript XXI, 253 p. 1 illus. online resource


With my own introduction and epilogue, Towards a New Human Being gathers original essays by early career researchers and established academic figures in response to To Be Born, my most recent book. The contributors approach key issues of this book from their own scientific fields and perspectives – through calls for a different way of bringing up and educating children, the constitution of a new environmental and sociocultural milieu or the criticism of past metaphysics and the introduction of new themes into the philosophical horizon. However, all the essays which compose the volume correspond to proposals for the advent of a new human being – so answering the subtitle of To Be Born: Genesis of a New Human Being. To Be Born thus acts as a background from which each author had the opportunity to develop and think in their own way. As such Towards a New Human Being is part of a longer-term undertaking in which I engaged together and in dialogue with more or less confirmed thinkers with a view to giving birth to a new human being and building a new world. –Luce Irigaray


Part I: A Different Way of Bringing Up and Educating Children -- Chapter 1. How to Lead a Child to Flower: Luce Irigaray’s Philosophy of the Growth of Children -- Chapter 2. What a Child Can Teach us -- Chapter 3. To Be Born a Girl?: Irigaray, Sexuate Identity and the Girl -- Chapter 4. From Desire to Be Born to Desire for Being Together in the Philosophy of Luce Irigaray -- Part II: Constitution of a New Environment and Sociocultural Milieu -- Chapter 5. Heidegger, the Fourfold and Irigaray’s To Be Born: An Architectural Perspective -- Chapter 6. ‘Testimony Against the Whole’ - Examining the limits of Peace with Derrida and Irigaray -- Chapter 7. Politics of Relation, Politics of Love -- Chapter 8. Original Wonder: An Irigarayan Reading of the Genesis Cosmology -- Chapter 9. Faithful to Life -- Part III: Questioning the Philosophical Background of Our Culture -- Chapter 10. Re-founding Philosophy with Self-affection -- Chapter 11. Can Our Being in the World Remain in the Neuter? -- Chapter 12. On Nietzsche and Pregnancy: The Beginning of the Genesis of a New Human Being -- Chapter 13. Nothing Against Natality

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