Simone de Beauvoir on sexual difference
In the introduction to The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir clarifies her philosophical approach to embodiment and sexual difference by writing: "However, it is said, in the perspective which I adopt—that of Heidegger, Sartre and Merleau-Ponty—that if the body is not a thing, it is a situation: it is our grasp upon the world and an outline of our projects."
Full citation [Harvard style]:
Heinämaa, S. (2018)., Simone de Beauvoir on sexual difference, in S. Luft & R. Hagengruber (eds.), Women phenomenologists on social ontology, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 217-229.
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