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Subject-Object Problem/Gender Relation/Beauvoir: As the subject, the man opposes the world, he makes it the field of his designs and formation and turns himself into its ruler, "[if] however he grasps himself as a body, as something sexual, he is no longer autonomous consciousness, transparent freedom: he is engaged in the world, is a limited, transitory object".
Sexuality "denies the proud uniqueness of the subject" (1).
Man alienates himself from the real totality of his existence, because he, caught in omnipotence fantasies and self-glorification, is not prepared to accept the bodily-creatural limitations of his existence. The woman, on the other hand, succumbs to the temptation of self-abandonment and thus chooses the opposite path of an unsuccessful existence.
Problem: "In addition to the ethical claim of every individual to assert oneself as a subject, there is the temptation to flee one's freedom and to constitute oneself as a thing.
1. Simone de Beauvoir, Le deuxième sexe, Paris 1949. Dt.: Simone de Beauvoir, Das andere Geschlecht. Sitte und Sexus der Frau, Reinbek 2005 (zuerst 1951), S. 218.
Friederike Kuster, „Simone de Beauvoir, Das andere Geschlecht (1949)“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018
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