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Philosophy, theology, and French feminism
Sal Renshaw

destroyed as other’ (1986a: 71). Love of the other within this masculine economy is tantamount to little more than a narcissistic love of the self. It is a kind of love that reflects back on the subject, one that loves only that which returns as profit to the lover. As the dialectic implies, the net effect of the subordination of difference leads to the ‘Empire of the Selfsame’ (1986a: 78), and other-regarding love is effectively a contradiction in terms. Yet within this very history of masculine writing on love runs a deep vein of concern particularly about the role of

in The subject of love