Reconstruction or deconstruction? A reply to Johanna Meehan

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Abstract

I argue that Johanna Meehan's call to examine the extralinguistic psychic, affective and biological dimensions of gender identity is extremely important both for feminist theory in particular and for contemporary Continental philosophy in general. However, I suspect that such an examination might necessitate more than a mere expansion or reconstruction of Habermas’ views; on the contrary, I suggest that Meehan's line of argument might lead instead toward a radical deconstruction of Habermasian critical theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-60
Number of pages8
JournalPhilosophy & Social Criticism
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

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reconstruction
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gender
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Affective
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  • Sociology and Political Science

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