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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


Introduction

Margaret A. Simons

in Feminist Writings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039003
eISBN:
9780252097171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039003.003.0045
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This introductory chapter provides a background of Simone de Beauvoir's feminism. As the political opposition hardened and the Women's Liberation Movement (MLF) matured in the 1970s, Beauvoir put ... More


“Mysticism is Tempting”: Simone de Beauvoir on Mysticism, Metaphysics, and Sexual Difference

in Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349510
eISBN:
9780226349466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349466.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter shows that what Teresa encounters is death, mortality, and loss, thereby marking her confrontation with the real as the site of her autonomy. Although Beauvoir presents Teresa as an ... 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


Seizing Freedom with Simone de Beauvoir

Lori J. Marso

in The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175164
eISBN:
9780813175195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175164.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Beauvoir and Wright met in France in 1946, and Wright was Beauvoir’s host when she came to the United States in 1947. Together they talked about race, gender, and oppression. In this chapter, Lori J. ... More


While We Wait: The Second Sex

Toril Moi

in On ne naît pas femme: on le devient: The Life of a Sentence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190608811
eISBN:
9780190608835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608811.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Nearly twenty years after Margaret Simons broke the news of the scandal of the English translation of Le deuxième sexe, Toril Moi’s 2002 essay deepened feminist claims in relation to Parshley’s ... More


Simone de Beauvoir and Sexuality in the Third Person

Michael Lucey

in Someone: The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities, from Colette to Hervé Guibert

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226606187
eISBN:
9780226606354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226606354.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter proposes a contextualization of Simone de Beauvoir’s 1943 novel L’Invitée (She Came to Stay), a novel that registers sexual relationships between women—such as the ones Beauvoir herself ... More


The Influence of Simone de Beauvoir

Carol Giardina

in Freedom for Women: Forging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034560
eISBN:
9780813039329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034560.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Simone de Beauvoir has played a major role in raising Women's Liberation founders' understanding that male ascendancy has imposed limitations on women's achievement of human potential. Many leading ... More


Maternity as Negotiating Mutual Transcendence in the Philosophy of Simone De Beauvoir

Sarah Lachance Adams

in Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers, and What a "Good" Mother Would Do: The Ethics of Ambivalence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166751
eISBN:
9780231537223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166751.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the feminist philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir. She states that the failure to correlate with oneself is more than an inability to achieve one's self-serving goals. It also ... More


Simone de Beauvoir in Her Times and Ours: The Second Sex and Its Legacy in French Feminist Thought

Debra Bergoffen

in Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147750
eISBN:
9780231519670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Simone de Beauvoir’s 1949 book The Second Sex and its place in contemporary French feminist discussions. In particular, it discusses the issues The Second Sex raises, the ... More


Simone de Beauvoir's Desperate Housewives

Linnell Secomb

in Philosophy and Love: From Plato to Popular Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623679
eISBN:
9780748671854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623679.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses Simone de Beauvoir's reflections on love that are read alongside the USA TV series Desperate Housewives. Interpreting Desperate Housewives through and against Beauvoir writings ... More


Introduction

Margaret A. Simons

in The Useless Mouths and Other Literary Writings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036347
eISBN:
9780252097195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036347.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This introductory chapter presents the literary writings of Simone de Beauvoir (1908–86), the renowned French existentialist author of The Second Sex. Such insight into her own thought is often ... More


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


The Singularity of Genius

Birgit Schippers

in Julia Kristeva and Feminist Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640898
eISBN:
9780748671830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640898.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter introduces Kristeva's recent writings on the female genius, focusing on her work on Hannah Arendt and on the development of Arendtian themes in Kristeva's ideas. So far, this aspect of ... More


Introduction

Margaret A. Simons

in Political Writings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036941
eISBN:
9780252097201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036941.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Simone de Beauvoir's post-World War II political engagement. The key to Beauvoir's post-World War II political engagement is, of course, her ... More


Richard Wright’s Mission: Initiating a Politics of the Human

Marilyn Nissim-Sabat

in The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175164
eISBN:
9780813175195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175164.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Some readers of Wright’s work have criticized him for failing to portray healthy human connection or solidarity. In her chapter, Marilyn Nissim-Sabbat maintains that Wright was deeply aware that ... More


The Second Sex of Consciousness

Jennifer McWeeny

in On ne naît pas femme: on le devient: The Life of a Sentence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190608811
eISBN:
9780190608835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608811.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Although Beauvoir’s notion of becoming a woman is frequently understood as a gradual and protracted process, Beauvoir also explicitly sees it as a brutal, immediate, and definitive transition. This ... More


Toward a “New and Possible Meeting”: Ambiguity as Difference

Emily Anne Parker

in Differences: Re-reading Beauvoir and Irigaray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190275594
eISBN:
9780190275624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190275594.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Audre Lorde understood giving isolated conceptual attention to sexual difference to be a tool of social control. I first discuss this claim in the context of Lorde’s philosophy of difference. I argue ... More


Must We Burn Lars von Trier?: Antichrist

Lori J. Marso

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the feminist elements in von Trier’s Antichrist (2009). The film itself is rife with images of sexual violence and bodies in pain—to say nothing of its suffering heroine—making ... More


Becoming A Woman

Megan M. Burke

in On ne naît pas femme: on le devient: The Life of a Sentence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190608811
eISBN:
9780190608835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608811.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The author argues that the exclusion of the indefinite article in Borde and Malovany-Chevallier’s translation of “the famous sentence” in The Second Sex obscures Beauvoir’s phenomenological account ... More


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