Philosophy | Feminism and Value
P332 | 3396 | Brand


Topic: Writings of Simone de Beauvoir

Note: This course meets with G402

P332/G402 offers a study of several key writings by the French
feminist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir; the short story "The Woman
Destroyed," the philosophical text "The Ethics of Ambiguity," and her
most important work from the 1940s, the landmark volume, "The Second
Sex."  We will make a special effort to connect two of Beauvoir's main
theses - female sexuality and the rold of the arts in society - to the
50th anniversary of the Alfred Kinsey volume on female sexuality and
the semester-long series of events hosted by the Kinsey Institute.