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(2018) Women phenomenologists on social ontology, Dordrecht, Springer.

Simone de Beauvoir on sexual difference

Sara Heinämaa

pp. 217-229

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."

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-97861-1_16

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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