9780812694437

The Bonds of Freedom Simone de Beauvoir's Existentialist Ethics

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    9780812694437

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    0812694430

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-08-21
  • Publisher: Open Court
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Kristana Arp is Chair of the Philosophy Department at Long Island University. She graduated from the University of Chicago and earned her doctorate at the University of California, San Diego. She has published scholarly articles on Simone de Beauvoir, Edmund Husserl, and feminist ethics

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
List of Abbreviations
xi
Why Beauvoir's Ethics
1(8)
Beauvoir as Situated Subject: The Historical Background
9(12)
Beauvoir's Roots in the Phenomenological Tradition
10(2)
Beauvoir as Situated Subject
12(6)
Conclusion
18(3)
The Works Before the Ethics of Ambiguity
21(26)
Pyrrhus et Cineas
22(4)
Les Bouches inutiles
26(2)
The Blood of Others
28(4)
The Temps modernes Articles
32(8)
``Idealisme moral et realisme politique''
32(3)
``L'Existentialisme et la sagesse des nations''
35(3)
``Oeil pour oeil''
38(2)
All Men Are Mortal
40(5)
Looking Ahead to The Ethics of Ambiguity
45(2)
Willing Others Free: The Ethics of Ambiguity
47(28)
Ambiguity
47(3)
Beauvoir's Use of Sartre's Ontology
50(4)
Ontological Freedom vs. Moral Freedom
54(1)
Ways to Fail to Realize Moral Freedom
55(9)
Beauvoir's Concept of Disclosure
64(4)
Willing Others Free
68(7)
Beauvoir's Ethics as an Existentialist Ethics
75(36)
Does Sartre Have an Ethics?
75(11)
Being and Nothingness
78(1)
``Existentialism is a Humanism''
79(5)
Notebooks for an Ethics
84(1)
Summary
85(1)
Sartrean Ethics
86(5)
Why Pursue Moral Freedom
91(4)
Existentialist Ethics and Ethical Subjectivism
95(9)
Existentialist Ethics and Moral Dilemmas
104(1)
Beauvoir's Criteria for Personal Moral Choice
105(6)
Beauvoir's Ethics as an Ethics of Political Liberation
111(24)
A Moral Commitment to Liberation
113(2)
Defining Oppression
115(2)
The Moral Status of the Oppressed
117(3)
Power and Freedom
120(4)
Fighting Oppression
124(1)
A Justification for Political Violence
125(4)
Hard Choices
129(6)
Connections Between the Ethics of Ambiguity and the Second Sex
135(12)
Themes from The Ethics of Ambiguity in The Second Sex
136(2)
Immanence and Transcendence
138(2)
Problems with This Approach
140(7)
Conclusion 147(26)
Index 173

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