Cognition and Eros

A Critique of the Kantian Paradigm

By (author) Robin Schott

Paperback - £28.95

Publication date:

01 March 1993

Length of book:

264 pages

Publisher

Penn State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780271025544

An impassioned critique of the Kantain paradigm of objectivity, "pure reason," that reveals the roots of sexism with the Western philosophical tradition.

“In her interesting and provocative book, Robin May Schott focuses our attention on two central themes emerging from the context of an examination of sexual relations in which philosophy has operated. First, she asks the reader to wonder about the philosophical significance of the historical absence of women from philosophy, and, second, to consider the social implications of a philosophy constructed on this basis. Her conclusions are to see the suppression of the erotic theme of human existence from philosophical contemplation to be an expression of a philosophical response to morality; women have been viewed not only in terms of their life-giving sexuality, but also to embody the threat of death as well.”

Canadian Philosophical Reviews