Philosophie 1:48 (2020)

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Manon Garcia
Harvard University
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English Title: From Oppression to Independence: the Philosophy of Love in The Second Sex Beauvoir’s philosophy of love has been studied in a few papers but these papers focus mainly on a description of the forms of love that are analyzed in The Second Sex without questioning the role that Beauvoir’s philosophy of love plays in her general argument on women’s oppression. Although one could think that philosophy of love plays a minor role in The Second Sex, this paper argues that for Beauvoir the transformation of heterosexual love may well be the main way to convert oppression in emancipation at the individual level. Beauvoir’s philosophy of love is this crucial to link her analysis of women’s oppression with her proposing paths towards emancipation.
Keywords Continental Philosophy  Beauvoir  Feminism  Emancipation  Love
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DOI 10.3917/philo.144.0048
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