The Ethics Of Ambiguity

Author : Simone de Beauvoir
ISBN : 9781453228487
Genre : Philosophy
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From the groundbreaking author of The Second Sex comes a radical argument for ethical responsibility and freedom. In this classic introduction to existentialist thought, French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir’s The Ethics of Ambiguity simultaneously pays homage to and grapples with her French contemporaries, philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, by arguing that the freedoms in existentialism carry with them certain ethical responsibilities. De Beauvoir outlines a series of “ways of being” (the adventurer, the passionate person, the lover, the artist, and the intellectual), each of which overcomes the former’s deficiencies, and therefore can live up to the responsibilities of freedom. Ultimately, de Beauvoir argues that in order to achieve true freedom, one must battle against the choices and activities of those who suppress it. The Ethics of Ambiguity is the book that launched Simone de Beauvoir’s feminist and existential philosophy. It remains a concise yet thorough examination of existence and what it means to be human.
Category: Philosophy

A Companion To Simone De Beauvoir

Author : Laura Hengehold
ISBN : 9781118796023
Genre : Philosophy
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Laura Hengehold is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Case Western Reserve University. She is a prolific author.
Category: Philosophy

The Bonds Of Freedom

Author : Kristana Arp
ISBN : 0812694422
Genre : Philosophy
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Simone de Beauvoir published a number of philosophical essays and novels before writing The Second Sex. The most important of these was The Ethics of Ambiguity, in which she argues that one’s freedom is always intertwined with that of others. The Bonds of Freedom examines de Beauvoir’s ideas on ethics, demonstrating her importance in contemporary philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

The Philosophical Library Existentialism Collection

Author : Martin Heidegger
ISBN : 9781504049214
Genre : Philosophy
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Understand the concepts that shaped twentieth-century philosophy, theology, psychology, and art, with works by Martin Heidegger, Simone de Beauvoir, and Jean-Paul Sartre. Existentialism was born in the nineteenth century and came of age in mid-twentieth-century France. Here, three major texts offer an introduction to the philosophy, which emphasizes individual existence, freedom, and personal responsibility while acknowledging the suffering and dread that can accompany our striving for such values. Essays in Metaphysics: Identity and Difference by Martin Heidegger In the two lectures translated here, Heidegger provides illuminating insights and touches upon many a vital issue, including our technological age, religion, language, history, and more. His receptiveness, sensitivity, and ability to be at the heart of the problem are represented here, offering a deeper appreciation of the teacher and man who gave the world works such as Being and Time. The Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone de Beauvoir The second major essay by the groundbreaking author of The Second Sex and a classic introduction to Existentialist thought, The Ethics of Ambiguity simultaneously pays homage to and grapples with de Beauvoir’s French contemporaries, philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, by arguing that the freedoms of existentialism carry certain ethical responsibilities. While contemplating nihilism, surrealism, existentialism, objectivity, and human values, de Beauvoir outlines a series of “ways of being” (the adventurer, the passionate person, the lover, the artist, and the intellectual) that allows us to live up to the responsibilities of freedom. The Emotions: Outline of a Theory by Jean-Paul Sartre French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre attempts to understand the role emotions play in the human psyche. Sartre analyzes fear, lust, anguish, and melancholy while asserting that human beings begin to develop emotional capabilities from a very early age, which helps them identify and understand the emotions’ names and qualities later in life. Helping to complete the circle of Sartre’s many theories on existentialism, this vital piece of literature is a must-have for the philosopher-in-training’s collection.
Category: Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion To Simone De Beauvoir

Author : Claudia Card
ISBN : 0521794293
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A convenient and accessible guide to Simone de Beauvoir, published in 2003.
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Simone De Beauvoir S The Second Sex

Author : Ruth Evans
ISBN : 0719043026
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Hailed 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 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 the concept of "woman" in general. This collection of six new essays by scholars from the disciplines of French, English literature, history, cultural criticism, feminist theory and philosophy makes a valuable contribution to the task of re-reading and reassessing this enormously significant text for a new generation of feminist readers. The contributors provide new perspectives on the place of The Second Sex in cultural history, on women and representation, on the role of "fictions" and on the problem of ethical agency in the work of the leading intellectual women of this age.
Category: Literary Criticism

Wartime Diary

Author : Simone de Beauvoir
ISBN : 9780252033773
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Provocative insights into Beauvoir's philosophical and personal development during wartime
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Existentialism And Contemporary Cinema

Author : Jean-Pierre Boulé
ISBN : 9780857457301
Genre : Performing Arts
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Simone de Beauvoir's work has not often been associated with film studies, which appears paradoxical when it is recognized that she was the first feminist thinker to inaugurate the concept of the gendered 'othering' gaze. This book is an attempt to redress this balance and reopen the dialogue between Beauvoir's writings and film studies. The authors analyse a range of films, from directors including Claire Denis, Michael Haneke, Lucille Hadzihalilovic, Sam Mendes, and Sally Potter, by drawing from Beauvoir's key works such as The Second Sex (1949), The Ethics of Ambiguity (1947) and Old Age (1970).
Category: Performing Arts

Letters To Sartre

Author : Simone de Beauvoir
ISBN : 1559702125
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Now backk in print, the lettes that caused a scandal wen first published, revealing de Beauvoir and Sartre as they had never been seen before.
Category: Biography & Autobiography