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Self, Subjectivity, and the Instituted Social Imaginary

Lorraine Code

in The Oxford Handbook of the Self

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199548019
Published online May 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199548019.003.0032

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

 Self, Subjectivity, and the Instituted Social Imaginary

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This article presents a feminist analysis of the concept of self. It discusses the issues of the subjectivity of the self and the instituted social imaginary and suggests that the ideas of positioning of being positioned within power structures have implications for epistemological, moral, and political philosophies. It explains that in order to view real selves, one needs to understand their particular positions and how they are thrown together into the complex, rich, and challenging world.

Keywords: self; feminist analysis; subjectivity; social imaginary; positioning; power structures

Article.  10272 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy ; Feminist Philosophy

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