What does the politics of the self mean for a politics of liberation? This text argues that mainstream philosophy, particularly the Anglo-analytic tradition, needs to tackle the issues of the self, identity, autonomy and self creation. Although identity has been a central concern of feminist thought it has in the main been excluded from philosophical analysis. This study is both a critique and a construction of feminist philosophy. After the powerful challenges that postmodernism and poststructuralism posed to liberation movements like feminism, Griffiths's book contributes to the debate surrounding the notion of identity and subjectivity.