Feminist Interpretations of Jean-Paul Sartre
Julien S. Murphy
Penn State Press, 2007 - Philosophy - 320 pages
While Sartre was committed to liberation struggles around the globe, his writing never directly addressed the oppression of women. Yet there is compatibility between his central ideas and feminist beliefs. In this first feminist collection on Sartre, philosophers reassess the merits of Sartre's radical philosophy of freedom for feminist theory.
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Mostly perspectives that seek to enlarge upon Sartre's ideas and find applications and improvements relevant to women. More related to his CDR than Being and Nothingness. Thomas Martin on women's phenomenological experience of their own bodies, Peter Diers on the relationship between friendship as a vehicle for social change linking the CDR with concrete action. Sonia Kruks on identity politics and subjectivist knowledge that focus on action rather than group membership, seeking to unify multiple feminist standpoints. Iris Young argues on women as a social collective regarding gender as seriality though more complex than Sartre's bus queue. Hazel Barnes defends Sartre's theory of freedom even insisting that it goes beyond Beauvoir's on the interplay between freedom and socialisation.
Well worth a read and often contains illuminations that advance Sartre's ideas in many respects - some passages stand out on the page.
John Wilson, email@example.com
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