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Sororophobia: Differences Among Women in Literature and Culture

Helena Michie

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073874
eISBN:
9780199855223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073874.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book takes the notion of “otherness” as it has traditionally been used by Simone de Beauvoir and other feminists to designate the space between men and women, and transcribes it instead to the ... More


Throwing Like a Girl: *: A Phenomenology of Feminine Body Comportment, Motility, and Spatiality

Iris Marion Young

in On Female Body Experience: “Throwing Like a Girl” and Other Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195161922
eISBN:
9780199786664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161920.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This essay describes experience and oppressions of feminine styles of comportment, tracing in a provisional way some of the basic modalities of feminine body comportment, manner of moving, and ... More


House and Home: *: Feminist Variations on a Theme

Iris Marion Young

in On Female Body Experience: “Throwing Like a Girl” and Other Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195161922
eISBN:
9780199786664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161920.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This essay explores the ambivalence of the values of house and home. It agrees with feminist critics such as Luce Irigaray and Simone de Beauvoir that the comforts and supports of house and home ... More


Sex and Gender

Adam G. Cooper

in Life in the Flesh: An Anti-Gnostic Spiritual Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546626
eISBN:
9780191720208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546626.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

From de Beauvoir to Wittig, Friedan and Millett to Butler, radical feminist theory has for many years ironically manifested a somatophobic strain. The separation of gender from sex has resulted in an ... More


Philosophy and Love: From Plato to Popular Culture

Linnell Secomb

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623679
eISBN:
9780748671854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623679.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book introduces historical and contemporary philosophical reflections on love. It brings together philosophy with cultural analysis to provide an account of conventional theories of love as well ... More


Self-Constructions:: An Existentialist Approach to Self and Social Identity

Mariam Thalos

in Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855469
eISBN:
9780199932788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Social relations are the core of a human self. Affiliations shape our social world, and ultimately alliances are the large players on the stage of human history. In the process of forging social ... More


Introduction

Rae Langton

in Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247066
eISBN:
9780191594823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247066.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Solipsism involves going on as if you are the only person. Traditionally viewed as a morally neutral problem in epistemology (Descartes), it can also emerge as the morally loaded problem of ... More


Simone de Beauvoir's Philosophy of Individuation: The Problem of The Second Sex

Laura Hengehold

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474418874
eISBN:
9781474438599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418874.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Most studies of Simone de Beauvoir situate her with respect to Hegel and the tradition of 20th-century phenomenology begun by Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty. This book analyzes The Second Sex ... More


Simone de Beauvoir aboard the Ark: Male Hero Fantasies and the Second Sex

J. David Pleins

in When the Great Abyss Opened: Classic and Contemporary Readings of Noah's Flood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199733637
eISBN:
9780199852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733637.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Many readers today would notice that the female characters in narratives regarding Noah lack significance. Noah's wife embodies this issue as there is no mention in the Bible about what had happened ... More


Existentialist Autobiography

Michael Sheringham

in French Autobiography: Devices and Desires: Rousseau to Perec

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158431
eISBN:
9780191673306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158431.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Sartrean existentialism has radical implications on how to conduct life and what life really is. Parisian existentialism offers the same ideology but from a different position. This chapter provides ... More


Trinity and the ‘Feminine Other’

Janet Martin Soskice

in The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269502
eISBN:
9780191683657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269502.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines the doctrine of the Trinity and the literature regarding the styling of ‘woman as a man's other’. The first part of the chapter discusses the various views on feminism. In ... More


Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity

Sonia Kruks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195381443
eISBN:
9780199979165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381443.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Simone de Beauvoir is best known as the author of The Second Sex, but she was also the author of a vast array of other political and philosophical writings. Together, these provide a major ... More


Introduction

Sonia Kruks

in Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195381443
eISBN:
9780199979165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381443.003.0000
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The introduction overviews Simone de Beauvoir's original contributions to political theory and philosophy while offering a survey of her life and works. The development of her key philosophical ... More


Humanism after Posthumanism

Sonia Kruks

in Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195381443
eISBN:
9780199979165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381443.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter sympathetically considers posthumanist critiques of humanism, agreeing that the abstract conceptions of “rational man,” so central to Western humanism and liberalism, are politically ... More


Theorizing Oppression

Sonia Kruks

in Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195381443
eISBN:
9780199979165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381443.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter draws on a variety of Beauvoir's works to explore the different dynamics through which oppression operates. Oppression functions so as to close down the ambiguities of embodied ... More


Confronting Privilege

Sonia Kruks

in Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195381443
eISBN:
9780199979165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381443.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses the paradox encountered by those who are socially privileged but who also endeavor to contest the forms of privilege from which they benefit. Arguing that privilege is often ... More


Dilemmas of Political Judgment

Sonia Kruks

in Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195381443
eISBN:
9780199979165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381443.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter extends Beauvoir's critique of rationalism to the question of political judgment. It argues that not only neo-Kantian conceptions of determinate judgment but also Hannah Arendt's account ... More


“An Eye for an Eye”: The Question of Revenge

Sonia Kruks

in Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195381443
eISBN:
9780199979165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381443.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter engages with an essay that Beauvoir wrote in 1946, at time of the trial and execution of Robert Brasillach, a French intellectual who had collaborated with the Nazis. Beauvoir’s ... More


From “I” to “We”: Acts of Agency in Simone de Beauvoir’s Philosophical Autobiography

J. Lenore Wright

in The Philosophy of Autobiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226267890
eISBN:
9780226268088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226268088.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The aim of this chapter is to analyze the ways in which “being a woman”—being a woman philosopher, specifically—positions Simone de Beauvoir to produce a form of philosophical autobiography that is ... More


No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization

Yoav Di-Capua

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226499741
eISBN:
9780226499888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499888.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

It is a curious and little-known fact that the largest existentialist scene outside of Europe was in the Middle East. For two long decades, from the end of World War II until the late 1960s, ... More


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