Simone de Beauvoir Philosophy and Feminism

Author: Nancy Bauer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231529171
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
In the introduction to The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir notes that "a man never begins by establishing himself as an individual of a certain sex: his being a man poses no problem." Nancy Bauer begins her book by asking: "Then what kind of a problem does being a woman pose?" Bauer's aim is to show that in answering this question The Second Sex dramatizes the extent to which being a woman poses a philosophical problem. This book is a call for philosophers as well as feminists to turn, or return to, The Second Sex. Bauer shows that Beauvoir's magnum opus, written a quarter-century before the development of contemporary feminist philosophy, constitutes a meditation on the relationship between women and philosophy that remains profoundly undervalued. She argues that the extraordinary effect The Second Sex has had on women's lives, then and now, can be traced to Beauvoir's discovery of a new way to philosophize—a way grounded in her identity as a woman. In offering a new interpretation of The Second Sex, Bauer shows how philosophy can be politically productive for women while remaining genuinely philosophical.

The Second Sex Vintage Feminism Short Edition

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473521912
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID

Simone de Beauvoir s Philosophy of Age

Author: Silvia Stoller
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110370891
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
International Beauvoir scholars and renowned feminist phenomenologists from North America and Europe offer a unique look at one of the most outstanding existential-philosophical studies on age and aging. The articles cover three main issues: gender, ethics, and time. This volume offers valuable contributions to Beauvoir studies, aging studies, cultural and gender studies, feminist theory, phenomenology, and existential philosophy.

Simone de Beauvoir

Author: Elizabeth Fallaize
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415147033
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Simone de Beauvoir was a prolific writer and feminist, whose name has attracted a volatile mix of adulation and hostility. This collection of critical responses to a wide range of Beauvoir's writing explores the changing perceptions of the woman and explores why her work remains influential today.

The Second Sex

Author: Rachele Dini
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351351613
Format: PDF
Download Now
Simone de Beauvoir's 1949 book The Second Sex is a masterpiece of feminist criticism and philosophy. An incendiary take on the place of women in post-war French society, it helped define major trends in feminist thought for the rest of the 20th century, and its influence is still felt today. The book's success owes much to Beauvoir's brilliant writing style and passion, but both are rooted in the clarity of her critical thinking skills. She builds a strong argument against the silent assumptions that continually demoted (and still demote) women to "second place" in a society dominated by men. Beauvoir also demonstrates the central skills of reasoning at their best: presenting a persuasive case, organising her thoughts, and supporting her conclusions. Above all, though, The Second Sex is a masterclass in analysis. Treating the structures of contemporary society and culture as a series of arguments that tend continuously to demote women, Beauvoir is able to isolate and describe the implicit assumptions that underpin male domination. Her demolition of these assumptions provides the crucial ammunition for her argument that women are in no way the "second" sex, but are in every way the equal of men.

Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity

Author: Sonia Kruks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195381432
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
This, the first full-length study of Simone de Beauvoir's political thinking, both examines Beauvoir in her own politico-intellectual context and demonstrates her originality and continuing significance. Insisting upon the ambiguity of all human action, Beauvoir presents an affirmation of human freedom and also a somber warning about the inevitability of failures in politics.

Simone de Beauvoir

Author: Ursula Tidd
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415263646
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Simone de Beauvoir's groundbreaking work has transformed the way we think about gender and identity. Without her 1949 text The Second Sex, gender theory as we know it today would be unthinkable. A leading figure in French existentialism, Beauvoir's concepts of 'becoming woman' and of woman as 'Other' are among the most influential ideas in feminist enquiry and debate. This book guides the reader through the main areas of Simone de Beauvoir's thought, including: *existentialism and ethics *gender studies and feminism *literature and autobiography *sexuality, the body and ageing Drawing upon Beauvoir's literary and theoretical texts, this is the ideal introduction to her thought for students on a range of courses including literature, cultural studies, gender, philosophy and modern languages.

Adieux

Author: Simone De Beauvoir
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 030783218X
Format: PDF
Download Now
Simone de Beauvoir’s account of the last ten years of Jean-Paul Sartre’s life provides a focus for understanding one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century. But the book, consisting of both a year-by-year account of Sartre’s last decade and a conversation between him and de Beauvoir about his life and work, is more than just a philosophical examination. It is also a personal dialogue of astonishing frankness that illuminates one of the most famous and complex relationships of the twentieth century. From the Trade Paperback edition.