The Ethics of Ambiguity

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453228489
Category: Philosophy
Page: 192
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From the groundbreaking author of The Second Sex comes a radical argument for ethical responsibility and freedom. In this classic introduction to existentialist thought, French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir’s The Ethics of Ambiguity simultaneously pays homage to and grapples with her French contemporaries, philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, by arguing that the freedoms in existentialism carry with them certain ethical responsibilities. De Beauvoir outlines a series of “ways of being” (the adventurer, the passionate person, the lover, the artist, and the intellectual), each of which overcomes the former’s deficiencies, and therefore can live up to the responsibilities of freedom. Ultimately, de Beauvoir argues that in order to achieve true freedom, one must battle against the choices and activities of those who suppress it. The Ethics of Ambiguity is the book that launched Simone de Beauvoir’s feminist and existential philosophy. It remains a concise yet thorough examination of existence and what it means to be human.

The Ethics of Ambiguity

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: N.A
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 159
View: 3102
A leading French existentialist forces readers to face the absurdity of the human condition and then proceeds to develop a dialectic of ambiguity that will enable them not to master the chaos but to create with it.

The Bonds of Freedom

Simone de Beauvoir's Existentialist Ethics
Author: Kristana Arp
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 9780812694420
Category: Philosophy
Page: 178
View: 1580
Simone de Beauvoir published a number of philosophical essays and novels before writing The Second Sex. The most important of these was The Ethics of Ambiguity, in which she argues that one's freedom is always intertwined with that of others. The Bonds of Freedom examines de Beauvoir's ideas on ethics, demonstrating her importance in contemporary philosophy.

Robert Frost

The Ethics of Ambiguity
Author: John H. Timmerman
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838755327
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 198
View: 1519
Robert Frost: The Ethics of Ambiguity examines Frost's ethical positioning as a poet in the age of modernism. The argument is that Frost constructs his poetry with deliberate formal ambiguity, withholding clear resolutions from the reader. Therefore, the poem itself functions as metaphor, inviting the reader into a participation in constructing meaning. Furthermore, the ambiguity of ethical positioning was intrinsic to Frost himself. Nonetheless, by holding his poetry up to several traditional ethical views -- Rationalist, Theological, Existentialist, Deotological, and Social Ethics -- one may define a congruent ethical pattern in both the poetry and the person.

The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir

Gendered Phenomenologies, Erotic Generosities
Author: Debra B. Bergoffen
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791431511
Category: Philosophy
Page: 250
View: 5072
Challenges Beauvoir's self-portrait and argues that she was a philosopher in her own right.

The Philosophical Library Existentialism Collection

Essays in Metaphysics, The Ethics of Ambiguity, and The Philosophy of Existentialism
Author: Martin Heidegger,Simone de Beauvoir,Jean-Paul Sartre
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504040325
Category: Philosophy
Page: 687
View: 4610
Understand the concepts that shaped twentieth-century philosophy, theology, psychology, and art, with works by Martin Heidegger, Simone de Beauvoir, and Jean-Paul Sartre. Existentialism was born in the nineteenth century and came of age in mid-twentieth-century France. Here, three major texts offer an introduction to the philosophy, which emphasizes individual existence, freedom, and personal responsibility while acknowledging the suffering and dread that can accompany our striving for such values. Essays in Metaphysics: Identity and Difference by Martin Heidegger In the two lectures translated here, Heidegger provides illuminating insights and touches upon many a vital issue, including our technological age, religion, language, history, and more. His receptiveness, sensitivity, and ability to be at the heart of the problem are represented here, offering a deeper appreciation of the teacher and man who gave the world works such as Being and Time. The Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone de Beauvoir The second major essay by the groundbreaking author of The Second Sex and a classic introduction to Existentialist thought, The Ethics of Ambiguity simultaneously pays homage to and grapples with de Beauvoir’s French contemporaries, philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, by arguing that the freedoms of existentialism carry certain ethical responsibilities. While contemplating nihilism, surrealism, existentialism, objectivity, and human values, de Beauvoir outlines a series of “ways of being” (the adventurer, the passionate person, the lover, the artist, and the intellectual) that allows us to live up to the responsibilities of freedom. The Emotions: Outline of a Theory by Jean-Paul Sartre French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre attempts to understand the role emotions play in the human psyche. Sartre analyzes fear, lust, anguish, and melancholy while asserting that human beings begin to develop emotional capabilities from a very early age, which helps them identify and understand the emotions’ names and qualities later in life. Helping to complete the circle of Sartre’s many theories on existentialism, this vital piece of literature is a must-have for the philosopher-in-training’s collection.

The Other Within

Ethics, Politics, and the Body in Simone de Beauvoir
Author: Fredrika Scarth
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742534766
Category: Philosophy
Page: 195
View: 7781
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 15 International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety and Security of Distributed Systems, SSS 2013, held in Osaka, Japan, in November 2013. The 23 regular papers and 12 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 68 submissions. The Symposium is organized in several tracks, reflecting topics to self-* properties. The tracks are self-stabilization, fault tolerance and dependability; formal methods and distributed systems; ad-hoc, sensors, mobile agents and robot networks and P2P, social, self-organizing, autonomic and opportunistic networks.

Simone de Beauvoir's Philosophy of Lived Experience

Literature and Metaphysics
Author: Eleanore Holveck
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742513365
Category: Philosophy
Page: 177
View: 791
In Simone de Beauvoir's Philosophy of Lived Experience, Eleanore Holveck presents Simone de Beauvoir's theory of literature and metaphysics, including its relationship to the philosophers Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Immanuel Kant, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Jean-Paul Sartre, with references to the literary tradition of Goethe, Maurice Barrès, Arthur Rimbaud, André Breton, and Paul Nizan. The book provides a detailed philosophical analysis of Beauvoir's early short stories and several major novels, including The Mandarins and L'invitée.

The Ethics of Social Research

Surveys and Experiments
Author: Joan E. Sieber
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461257190
Category: Psychology
Page: 249
View: 9900
Social scientists are unprepared for many of the ethical problems that arise in their research, and for criticisms of their ethics that seem to ignore such cherished scientific values as objectivity and freedom of inquiry. Yet, they possess method ological talent and insight into human nature that can be used to understand and resolve these problems. The contributors to this book demonstrate that criticism of the ethics of social research can stimulate constructive development of meth odology. Both volumes of The Ethics of Social Research were written for and by social scientists to show how ethical dilemmas arise in the day-to-day conduct of social research and how they can be resolved. The topics discussed in this book include ethical problems that arise in experiments and sample surveys; the companion volume deals with the ethical issues involved in fieldwork and in the regulation and publication of research. With candor and humor, many of the contributors describe lessons they have learned about themselves, their methods, and their research participants. Collectively, they illustrate that both humanists and detenninists are likely to encounter ethical dilemmas in their research, albeit different ones, and that a blending of detenninistic and humanistic approaches may be needed to solve these dilemmas. The aim of this book is to assist irwestigators in preparing to meet some of the ethical problems that await the unwary. It offers perspectives, values, and guidelines for anticipating problems and devising solutions.

Existentialist Thinkers and Ethics

Author: Christine Daigle
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773531386
Category: Philosophy
Page: 187
View: 7407
Twentieth-century existential thinkers, critical of traditional, overly rationalistic approaches to ethics, sought to provide a better account of what it means to be human in the world. They articulated ethical views that respected the individual yet were fundamentally concerned with the Other and the ethical value of an authentic life. Their philosophy has often been dismissed as unsuccessful. Through examination of the thought of eight key figures in existentialism - Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Arendt, Camus, Sartre, Beauvoir, and Merleau-Ponty - this collection demonstrates that such dismissals are unfounded. Contributors tackle the difficulties raised by an existentialist ethics and show how each thinker successfully elaborated an ethics that provides a viable alternative to traditional ethical views.