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Beauvoir's Philosophical Foundations

Abstract

The objective of this article is to affirm the singularity of Beauvoir’s existentialism, that is, the profile of her existentialist philosophy as a modulation of existentialism that implies a distinct perspective on the world. I investigate her perspective that is different than that of other existentialists to the degree to which Beauvoir considers aspects of human reality that had not been considered, or not in the same way, by other modulations of this philosophy. The question of the ethical-political status of women is affected by both extremes. In this article I will concretely address this issue given that her essay about women reoriented all of later feminism, for which reason it deserves attention.

Beauvoir; Existentialism; Ethical-Political Status; Women; Feminism

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