The Existential Phenomenology of Simone de Beauvoir

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Author: Wendy O'Brien,Lester Embree

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401597537

Category: Philosophy

Page: 263

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While earlier research considered Simone de Beauvoir in the perspectives of Existentialism or Feminism, this work is the first to emphasize her reflective and descriptive approach and the full range of issues she addresses. There are valuable chapters and sections that are historical and/or comparative, but most of the contents of this work critically examine Beauvoir's views on old age (whereon she is the first phenomenologist to work), biology, gender, ethics, ethnicity (where she is among the first), and politics (again among the first). Besides their systematic as well as historical significance, these chapters show her philosophy as on a par with those of Merleau-Ponty and Jean-Paul Sartre in quality, richness and distinctiveness of problematics, and the penetration of her insight into collective as well as individual human life within the socio-historical world.

Feminist Interpretations of Jean-Paul Sartre

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Author: Julien S. Murphy

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271043739

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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While Sartre was committed to liberation struggles around the globe, his writing never directly addressed the oppression of women. Yet there is compatibility between his central ideas & feminist beliefs. In this first feminist collection on Sartre, philosophers reassess the merits of Sartre's radical philosophy of freedom for feminist theory. Contributors are Hazel E. Barnes, Linda A. Bell, Stuart Z. Charme, Peter Diers, Kate & Edward Fullbrook, Karen Green, Sarah Lucia Hoagland, Sonia Kruks, Guillermine de Lacoste, Thomas Martin, Phyllis Sutton Morris, Constance Mui, & Iris Marion Young.

Feminist Interpretations of Mary Daly

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Author: Sarah Lucia Hoagland,Marilyn Frye

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271043937

Category: Social Science

Page: 452

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This open-ended anthology is a journey into the very canon that Mary Daly has argued to be patriarchal and demeaning to women. This volume deauthorizes the official canon of Western philosophy and disrupts a related story told by some feminists who claim that Daly&’s work is unworthy of re-reading because it contains fatal errors. The editors and contributors attempt to prove that Mary Daly is located in the Western intellectual tradition. Daly may be highly critical of conventional Western epistemological and theological traditions, but she nevertheless appropriates themes &“out-of-context&” for the building of her own systematic philosophy. The following are just a few of the many themes explored in this volume: &• the question of subjectivity understood as an ongoing process of be-coming &• the ambiguity of the need for feminists of colonial nations to speak out about violence against women in other parts of the world while that speaking carries with it the stamp of a colonial location &• the territoriality of lesbian and women&’s space &• the theological dimensions of twentieth-century Western philosophy. Contributors are Wanda Warren Berry, Purushottama Bilimoria, Debra Campbell, Molly Dragiewicz, Frances Gray, Amber L. Katherine, AnaLouise Keating, Anne-Marie Korte, Mar&ía Lugones, Geraldine Moane, Sheilagh A. Mogford, Laurel C. Schneider, Renuka Sharma, and Marja Suhonen.

Feminist Interpretations of Emmanuel Levinas

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Author: Tina Chanter

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271044156

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This volume of essays, all but one previously unpublished, investigates the question of Levinas&’s relationship to feminist thought. Levinas, known as the philosopher of the Other, was famously portrayed by Simone de Beauvoir as a patriarchal thinker who denigrated women by viewing them as the paradigmatic Other. Reconsideration of the validity of this interpretation of Levinas and exploration of what more positively can be derived from his thought for feminism are two of this volume&’s primary aims. Levinas breaks with Heidegger&’s phenomenology by understanding the ethical relation to the Other, the face-to-face, as exceeding the language of ontology. The ethical orientation of Levinas&’s philosophy assumes a subject who lives in a world of enjoyment, a world that is made accessible through the dwelling. The feminine presence presides over this dwelling, and the feminine face represents the first welcome. How is this feminine face to be understood? Does it provide a model for the infinite obligation to the Other, or is it a proto-ethical relation? The essays in this volume investigate this dilemma. Contributors are Alison Ainley, Diane Brody, Catherine Chalier, Luce Irigaray, Claire Katz, Kelly Oliver, Diane Perpich, Stella Sandford, Sonya Sikka, and Ewa Ziarek.

Writing, a woman's business

women, writing and the marketplace

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Author: Judy Simons,Kate Fullbrook

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 197

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This highly original collection of essays brings together views from women who make literature their "business". Taken as a whole, the essays form a dynamic dialogue between authors, editors, critics and teachers of literature, thus illuminating a vital and under-researched debate about women, writing and the market-place. The book examines some of the difficulties that women experience in trying to write themselves into a culture which in critical and commercial terms has been largely dominated by men. Through its focus on the commercial and professional dimensions of women's writing, the volume reflects a shift in the current critical climate away from the idea of women as marginal to the publishing industry towards a celebration of their success.

Feminism and Territoriality

A Bifocal Case Study of Literary Irelands

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Author: Susanne Hagemann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783884766293

Category: Feminism in literature

Page: 356

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Briefe an Sartre

1940 - 1963

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Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499223730

Category:

Page: 589

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Feminist Studies

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

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Beauvoir and The Second Sex

Feminism, Race, and the Origins of Existentialism

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Author: Margaret A. Simons

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742571270

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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In a compelling chronicle of her search to understand Beauvoir's philosophy in The Second Sex, Margaret A. Simons offers a unique perspective on Beauvoir's wide-ranging contribution to twentieth-century thought. She details the discovery of the origins of Beauvoir's existential philosophy in her hand-written diary from 1927; uncovers evidence of the sexist exclusion of Beauvoir from the philosophical canon; reveals evidence that the African-American writer Richard Wright provided Beauvoir with the theoretical model of oppression that she used in The Second Sex; shows the influence of The Second Sex in transforming Sartre's philosophy and in laying the theoretical foundations of radical feminism; and addresses feminist issues of racism, motherhood, and lesbian identity.

Feminist Interpretations of Søren Kierkegaard

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Author: Céline León,Sylvia Walsh

Publisher: Penn State University Press

ISBN: 9780271016986

Category: Philosophy

Page: 347

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Unlike many of the major figures in Western philosophy, Kierkegaard explores many issues of interest to feminist theorists today. Moreover, he does so in a style--labyrinthine, many-voiced, multilayered, adverse to authority--that adumbrates écriture féminine. A major question probed in the volume is whether Kierkegaard's writings are misogynist, ambivalent, or essentialist in their views of women and the feminine or whether, in some important and vital ways, they are liberatory and empowering for feminists and women trying to free themselves from the maze of patriarchal constructs. The essays also show how the three existence-spheres--aesthetic, ethical, and religious--articulated in Kierkegaard's authorship inscribe different modalities of the sexual relation: seduction for the aesthetic, marriage for the ethical, and absence from commerce with the other sex for the religious. Contributors are Sylviane Agacinski, Wanda Warren Berry, Birgit Bertung, Jane Duran, Leslie A. Howe, Céline Léon, Tamsin Lorraine, Robert L. Perkins, Mark L. Taylor, Sylvia Walsh, and Julia Watkin.

Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex

New Interdisciplinary Essays

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Author: Ruth Evans

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719043024

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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Hailed by some feminists as the single most important theoretical work of this century, but ignored or reviled by others, Simone de Beauvoir's The second sex (1949) occupies an anomalous and even uneasy place in the feminist 'canon'. Yet it has had an undeniable impact not only on the development of critiques of sexual politics but on twentieth-century Western thinking about 'woman' in general.

Beauvoir and Sartre

the riddle of influence

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Author: Christine Daigle,Jacob Golomb

Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780253352651

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 1948

Addresses questions of influence between two of the 20th century's greatest minds

A Companion to Simone de Beauvoir

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Author: Laura Hengehold,Nancy Bauer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118796020

Category: Philosophy

Page: 552

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4. Giving Voice: Beauvoir's Legacy in Two Perspectives

Die Welt der schönen Bilder

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Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644032610

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Mit Schärfe und Ironie schildert Simone de Beauvoir die Gesellschaft der Neureichen, in der Gefühle zu Werbespots werden. Die Menschen dieses Romans ersticken an den Lügen und Heucheleien der spätkapitalistischen Welt, beherrscht von Statussymbolen, von «schönen Bildern».

Marcelle, Chantal, Lisa ...

Ein Roman in Erzählungen

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Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644474311

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Der erste Roman einer der größten Autorinnen und Philosophinnen des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts. De Beauvoirs erzählerisches «Gesellenstück» ist ein Roman über fünf Töchter aus gutem Hause: «Ich rebellierte damals gegen Intellekt und starre Bildung, die mich lange unterdrückt hatten, und wollte meinen Widerwillen dagegen in den Geschichten junger Frauen zum Ausdruck bringen, die ich kannte und die Opfer der gleichen Dinge geworden waren...» «Es ist unbedingt notwendig, dass die Frauen selbst ihr Schicksal in die Hand nehmen.» (Simone de Beauvoir)