Informally ordered yet tightly argued, Hipparchia's Choice ranges from brief close readings of Aristotle and Husserl to investigation of local 1970s French campaigns for reproductive rights and educational equality, with lengthy (but never self-indulgent) biographical and autobiographical digressions, always in search of the solid ground of shared political realism. -- Meryl Altman Women's Review of Books To see Hipparchia's Choice simply as an excellent feminist text is not enough: the point is that it is also excellent philosophy... Le Doeuff's book is a challenge to what has rapidly become the received wisdom of a large section of Western feminism. -- Toril Moi Times Literary Supplement Hipparchia's Choice is a book to be picked up again and again... it will keep encouraging its readers fully to engage in philosophy, critically and intelligently. -- Marije Altor Literature & Theology Vol 22, No 3 A testimony to the continuing importance of Michele Le Doeuff's groundbreaking work... Selous's translation gives a sparkling rendition of the text. -- Margaret Sankey, University of Sydney MLR 103.3, 2008 A rare and inspiring work of philosophy in that it is scrupulous in argumentation and a great pleasure to read. -- Marguerite La Caze Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy Vol 24, Issue 1 Winter 2009 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Michele Le Doeuff is a director of research in philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. She is also the author of The Philosophical Imaginary and The Sex of Knowing. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.