The Ethics of Ambiguity


The Ethics of Ambiguity Author Simone de Beauvoir
ISBN-10 1480442801
ISBN-13 9781480442801
Year 2015-12-01
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Philosophical Library/Open Road
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From the groundbreaking author of TheSecond Sex comes a radical argument for ethical responsibility and freedom In this classic introduction to existentialist thought French philosopher Simone de BeauvoirsThe Ethics of Ambiguitysimultaneously 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 formers deficiencies and thereforecan 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 Beauvoirs feminist and existential philosophy It remains a concise yet thorough examination of existence and what it means to be human

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