ContentsPreface Nancy TuanaAcknowledgmentsList of Abbreviations and Notes on Translations1. Introduction: Through Spinoza's "Looking Glass" Moira Gatens2. Dominance and Difference: A Spinozistic Alternative to the Distinction Between "Sex" and "Gender" Genevieve Lloyd 3. Autonomy and the Relational Individual: Spinoza and Feminism Aurelia Armstrong4. Spinoza on the Pathos of Idolatrous Love and the Hilarity of True Love Amelie Rorty5. Spinoza and Sexuality Alexandre Matheron6. Reason, Sexuality, and the Self in Spinoza David West7. What Spinoza Can Teach Us About Embodying and Naturalizing Ethics Heidi Morrison Ravven8. Adam and the Serpent: Everyman and the Imagination Paola Grassi9. The Envelope: A Reading of Spinoza's Ethics, "Of God" Luce Irigaray10. Re-reading Irigaray's Spinoza Sarah Donovan11. The Politics of the Imagination Moira Gatens12. Law and Sovereignty in Spinoza's Politics Susan JamesFurther ReadingList of ContributorsIndex
Moira Gatens is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney in Australia. Among her previous books is Collective Imaginings: Spinoza, Past and Present (1999).
"This volume makes a significant contribution, both to Spinoza studies and to feminist theory. This stimulating collection of essays offers readers in both fields some provocative, and sometimes controversial, new interpretations of the classic rationalist philosopher." - Michael Rosenthal, University of Washington"