Luce Irigaray

1930 - Today

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Luce Irigaray (born 3 May 1930) is a Belgian-born French feminist, philosopher, linguist, psycholinguist, psychoanalyst, and cultural theorist who examines the uses and misuses of language in relation to women. Irigaray's first and most well known book, published in 1974, was Speculum of the Other Woman (1974), which analyzes the texts of Freud, Hegel, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, and Kant through the lens of phallocentrism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luce Irigaray has received more than 659,163 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Luce Irigaray is the 450th most popular philosopher (down from 395th in 2019), the 145th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 127th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Belgian Philosopher.

Luce Irigaray is most famous for her writings on feminine sexuality. Her work focuses on the importance of the female body and how it is often excluded from male-dominated society.

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Over the past year Luce Irigaray has had the most page views in the with 63,373 views, followed by Spanish (11,673), and Italian (10,404). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Slovenian (52.08%), Basque (44.60%), and Irish (36.01%)


Among philosophers, Luce Irigaray ranks 450 out of 1,267Before her are Ernesto Laclau, Theodorus the Atheist, Arnobius, John Toland, Huiyuan, and Vasishtha. After her are Maine de Biran, Gianni Vattimo, Lucilio Vanini, Paul Natorp, Nelson Goodman, and Michel Serres.

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Among people born in 1930, Luce Irigaray ranks 80Before her are Sonia Rykiel, James Irwin, Gérard Genette, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, Richard Donner, and Ben Gazzara. After her are Thomas Williams, Michel Serres, Walter Bonatti, William C. Campbell, Pavel Popovich, and Robert Loggia.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Luce Irigaray ranks 145 out of 1,190Before her are Henri Michaux (1899), Paul Van Himst (1943), Henry I, Duke of Brabant (1165), Jan Matsys (1509), Charles Michel (1975), and Marc Dutroux (1956). After her are John I, Duke of Brabant (1252), Michel Preud'homme (1959), Catharina van Hemessen (1528), Laura Marx (1845), Leo Baekeland (1863), and Gudula (646).


Among philosophers born in Belgium, Luce Irigaray ranks 4Before her are Justus Lipsius (1547), Chantal Mouffe (1943), and Siger of Brabant (1240). After her are Arnold Geulincx (1624), Henry of Ghent (1217), Franciscus Gomarus (1563), Félix Ravaisson-Mollien (1813), Paul de Man (1919), Alice von Hildebrand (1923), and Michel Weber (1963).