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Selves, Diverse and Divided: Can Feminists Have Diversity without Multiplicity?

Amy Mullin
Hypatia
Vol. 10, No. 4 (Autumn, 1995), pp. 1-31
Published by: Wiley on behalf of Hypatia, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3810203
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Abstract

I explore connections between social divisions and diversity within the self, while striving to differentiate internal diversity and multiplicity. When the person is understood as composite or multiple, she is seen as divided into several distinct agent-like aspects. This view is found in ancient, modern, and postmodern philosophy, psychology, poetry, and lay people's accounts of their experience. I argue for a conception of the self as diverse but not composite or multiple.

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