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Making Our Freedom : Feminism and ethics from Beauvoir to Foucault

Sybylla, Roe


This thesis examines the possibilities for feminism that arise from the work of Michel Foucault, which I explicate by comparison it with humanist existentialism. I begin with The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir's application of existentialism to women. I expose the problems that arise in Beauvoir's project. Woman's body is an obstacle to her transcendence, and further, she must abandon her feminine desires and values, and accommodate herself to masculine patterns if she is to overcome her...[Show more]

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Date published: 1996-08
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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