By Nancy Bauer
In the creation to The moment Sex, Simone de Beauvoir notes that "a guy by no means starts off by way of setting up himself as someone of a definite intercourse: his being a guy poses no problem." Nancy Bauer starts off her ebook via asking: "Then what sort of an issue does being a lady pose?" Bauer's target is to teach that during answering this question The moment Sex dramatizes the level to which being a lady poses a philosophical challenge.
This e-book is a choice for philosophers in addition to feminists to show, or go back to, The moment Sex. Bauer indicates that Beauvoir's magnum opus, written a quarter-century ahead of the advance of latest feminist philosophy, constitutes a meditation at the courting among girls and philosophy that continues to be profoundly undervalued. She argues that the intense influence The moment Sex has had on women's lives, then and now, may be traced to Beauvoir's discovery of a brand new method to philosophize―a means grounded in her id as a lady. In providing a brand new interpretation of The moment Sex, Bauer exhibits how philosophy might be politically effective for ladies whereas closing certainly philosophical.
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