Heidegger and Gender: An Uncanny Retrieval of Hegel's Antigone

Chanter, Tina (2013) Heidegger and Gender: An Uncanny Retrieval of Hegel's Antigone. In: Raffoul, Francois and Nelson, Eric, (eds.) The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury. pp. 441-450. (Bloomsbury Companions) ISBN 9781441199850

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Abstract

In order to tackle the question of Martin Heidegger and gender I approach his philosophy through the general problematic of art, with specific reference to Sophocles’ Antigone. I read Heidegger against the backdrop of G.W.F. Hegel, arguing that Heidegger’s understanding of the uncanny sublimates Hegel’s rigorously sexualized, representationalist account of Antigone’s and Creon’s mutually exclusive ethical stances. I suggest that feminist responses to Hegel’s reading of Antigone stand in need of complication, because they remain attached to an understanding of sexual difference that is still too metaphysical.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heidegger, Antigone, Uncanny, gender, Hegel, feminism
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Tina Chanter
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2013 13:31
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2013 13:31
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/26543

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