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The Feminine SymptomAleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos$
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Emanuela Bianchi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823262182

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823262182.001.0001

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Coda: Matters Arising

Coda: Matters Arising

From the Aleatory Feminine to Aleatory Feminism

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(p.223) Coda: Matters Arising
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The Feminine Symptom
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Emanuela Bianchi

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823262182.003.0008

The coda develops the political implications of the study. Starting with a consideration of Aristotle’s Politics, the politics of aleatory materialism as articulated by Althusser is discussed, and a genealogy of chance in relation to the feminine in Western thought is outlined. Teleology, understood in metaphysical, organismic, and historical registers, is contrasted with a history of aleatory materialism and a theorizing of the event in Derrida, as well as in new materialisms, with themes of gender and the aleatory feminine constantly in the foreground. A politics of aleatory feminism in the present is outlined and developed.

Keywords:   Materialism, Teleology, Organism, History, Politics, Feminism, Feminine, Event, Althusser, Derrida, Matter

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