Simone de Beauvoir on Sexual Difference

  • Sara HeinämaaEmail author
Part of the Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences book series (WHPS, volume 1)


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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  1. 1.Academy of Finland, University of JyväskyläJyväskylänFinland

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