Philosophie 1:48 (2020)

Manon Garcia
Harvard University
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
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.3917/philo.144.0048
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 50,308
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Reprendre Le Deuxième Sexe.Sabine Engel - 2003 - Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française 13 (1):1-15.
Reprendre le Deuxième Sexe.Sabine Engel - 2001 - Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française 13 (1):1-15.
La Douceur.Joane Rochefort - 2003 - Dissertation, Universite Laval (Canada)
Le rôle de l'imagination dans la naissance du sentiment moral chez Rousseau.Laetitia de Rohan Chabot - 2013 - Astérion. Philosophie, Histoire des Idées, Pensée Politique (11).
Le Deuxième Sexe, I. Les Faits Et les Mythes.Simone de Beauvoir - 1951 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 7 (1):96-97.


Added to PP index

Total views
8 ( #902,081 of 2,326,038 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
8 ( #87,101 of 2,326,038 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes