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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

Robert Frost

Author : John H. Timmerman
ISBN : 0838755321
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Robert Frost: The Ethics of Ambiguity examines Frost's ethical positioning as a poet in the age of modernism. The argument is that Frost constructs his poetry with deliberate formal ambiguity, withholding clear resolutions from the reader. Therefore, the poem itself functions as metaphor, inviting the reader into a participation in constructing meaning. Furthermore, the ambiguity of ethical positioning was intrinsic to Frost himself. Nonetheless, by holding his poetry up to several traditional ethical views -- Rationalist, Theological, Existentialist, Deotological, and Social Ethics -- one may define a congruent ethical pattern in both the poetry and the person.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

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 Second Sex Vintage Feminism Short Edition

Author : Simone de Beauvoir
ISBN : 9781473521919
Genre : Philosophy
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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID
Category: Philosophy

Existentialism Feminism And Simone De Beauvoir

Author : J. Mahon
ISBN : 9780230376663
Genre : Philosophy
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Simone de Beauvoir made her own distinctive contribution to existentialism in the form of an ethics which diverged sharply from that of Jean-Paul Sartre. In her novels and philosophical essays of the 1940s she produced not just a recognizably existentialist ethics, but also a character ethics and an ethics for violence. These concerns, stemming from her own personal philosophical background, give a vital, contemporary resonance to her work. De Beauvoir's feminist classic The Second Sex reflects her earlier philosophical interests, and is considerably strengthened by this influence. This book defends her existentialist feminism against the many reproaches which have been levelled against it over several decades, not least the criticism that it is steeped in Sartrean masculinism.
Category: Philosophy

She Came To Stay

Author : Simone de Beauvoir
ISBN : 0393318842
Genre : Fiction
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Set in Paris on the eve of World War II and sizzling with love, anger, and revenge, She Came to Stay explores the changes wrought in the soul of a woman and a city soon to fall. Although Françoise considers her relationship with Pierre an open one, she falls prey to jealousy when the gamine Xavière catches his attention. The moody young woman from the countryside pries her way between Françoise and Pierre, playing up to each one and deviously pulling them apart, until the only way out of the triangle is destruction. "Behind the sympathy there is curiosity. . . . A writer whose tears for her characters freeze as they drop." -- Sunday London Times
Category: Fiction

The Woman Destroyed

Author : Simone De Beauvoir
ISBN : 9780307832177
Genre : Fiction
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In three “immensely intelligent stories about the decay of passion” (The Sunday Herald Times [London]), Simone de Beauvoir draws us into the lives of three women, all past their first youth, all facing unexpected crises. Enthralling as faction, suffused with de Beauvoir’s remarkable insights into women, The Woman Destroyed gives us a legendary writer at her best.
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Simone De Beauvoir And The Politics Of Ambiguity

Author : Sonia Kruks
ISBN : 9780195381436
Genre : History
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This, the first full-length study of Simone de Beauvoir's political thinking, both examines Beauvoir in her own politico-intellectual context and demonstrates her originality and continuing significance. Insisting upon the ambiguity of all human action, Beauvoir presents an affirmation of human freedom and also a somber warning about the inevitability of failures in politics.
Category: History

All Men Are Mortal

Author : Simone de Beauvoir
ISBN : 0393308456
Genre : Fiction
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A beautiful actress's encounter with a man who claims to be immortal teaches the man how to enjoy life again, and offers the actress an opportunity to be immortal through her performances
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Letters To Sartre

Author : Simone de Beauvoir
ISBN : 9781611454987
Genre : Literary Collections
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In these letters, de Beauvoir tells Sartre everything, tracing the extraordinary complications of their triangular love life; they reveal her not only as manipulative and dependent, but also as vulnerable, passionate, jealous, and committed.
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