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Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophy, and Feminism

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ISBN-10: 0231116659

ISBN-13: 9780231116657

Edition: 2001

Authors: Nancy Bauer

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 7/4/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Nancy Bauer is Professor of Philosophy and Dean of Academic Affairs for Arts and Sciences at Tufts University.

Introduction: Recounting Woman
Is Feminist Philosophy a Contradiction in Terms? First Philosophy, the Second Sex, and the Third Wave
I Am a Woman, Therefrom I Think: the Second Sex and the Meditations
The Truth of Self-Certainty: a Rendering of Hegel's Master-Slave Dialectic
The Conditions of Hell: Sartre on Hegel
Reading Beauvoir Reading Hegel: Pyrrhus et Cin�as and the Ethics of Ambiguity
The Second Sex and the Master-Slave Dialectic
The Struggle for Self in the Second Sex
References Cited