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Title: An analysis of the role of humanism in Simone de Beauvoir’s ' ‘The second sex’
Authors: Cuschieri, Felicity (2020)
Keywords: Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986. Deuxième sexe -- Criticism and interpretation
Feminist theory
Women -- Social conditions
Phenomenology in literature
Humanism in literature
Issue Date: 2020
Citation: Cuschieri, F. (2020). An analysis of the role of humanism in Simone de Beauvoir’s ' ‘The second sex’ (Bachelor's dissertation).
Abstract: This paper is a critical analysis of the philosophical debates Simone de Beauvoir presented in the Second Sex, vis-à-vis the social status of women, as the inferior gender. Simone de Beauvoir’s analysis offered a historical and anthropological understanding of the subordination of women and its origins. De Beauvoir provided a humanist and phenomenological approach discussing what constitutes the definition of womanhood, in psychological, sociological and religious terms. In this paper, I will illustrate and examine Simone de Beauvoir’s arguments against the discrimination of women, and correspondingly, highlight several problematic notions in her philosophy.
Description: B.A.(HONS)PHIL.
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacArt - 2020
Dissertations - FacArtPhi - 2020

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