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When Living Is Only Not Dying : Immanence and Animals in Beauvoir’s Discussion of Oppression (2020)


Ruonakoski, Erika (2020). When Living Is Only Not Dying : Immanence and Animals in Beauvoir’s Discussion of Oppression. Simone de Beauvoir Studies, 31 (1), 105-126. DOI: 10.1163/25897616-bja10025


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All authors or editors: Ruonakoski, Erika

Journal or series: Simone de Beauvoir Studies

ISSN: 1063-2042

eISSN: 2589-7616

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 31

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 105-126

Publisher: Brill

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/25897616-bja10025

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Abstract

This article examines the intertwining of oppression, animality, and biological life in Simone de Beauvoir’s concept of immanence. Analyzing the roots of this discussion in G.W.F. Hegel’s philosophy and tracing its development from Pyrrhus and Cineas to The Second Sex, the author suggests that Beauvoir’s insight that oppression involves a deprivation of transcendence is of lasting value, whereas her concept of immanence remains problematic.


Keywords: existentialism; feminist philosophy; immanence; transcendence (being); oppression; animals; woman's status

Free keywords: Simone de Beauvoir; G.W.F. Hegel; oppression; immanence; animals; biological functions; women

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