In these two online lectures, we explore Simone de Beauvoir’s pathbreaking and influential work The Second Sex. The first lecture is a summary and analysis of the introduction and the content and purpose of the book. The second lecture deals with her most famous essay, “The Woman in Love,” and addresses the question of whether women can love, or whether love is a social construction established to benefit men? While Beauvoir’s Ethics of Ambiguity is another famous philosophical treatise, The Second Sex is considered her magnum opus and most substantial work of philosophy. It is a classic text of feminism, existentialism, and (post-)modernism.
LECTURE ONE: THE SECOND SEX, SUMMARY & ANALYSIS
LECTURE TWO: THE WOMAN IN LOVE
Hesiod, Paul Krause in real life, is the editor-in-chief of VoegelinView. He is writer, classicist, and historian. He has written on the arts, culture, classics, literature, philosophy, religion, and history for numerous journals, magazines, and newspapers. He is the author of Finding Arcadia, The Odyssey of Love and the Politics of Plato, and a contributor to the College Lecture Today and Making Sense of Diseases and Disasters. He holds master’s degrees in philosophy and religious studies (biblical studies & theology) from the University of Buckingham and Yale, and a bachelor’s degree in economics, history, and philosophy from Baldwin Wallace University.
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