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„The Second Sex“ and S. de Beauvoir’s Contribution to the Discussion of Corporeality and Sexuality

(Original title: „Druhé pohlavie“ a príspevok Simone de Beauvoir do diskusie o telesnosti a sexualite)
Filozofia, 63 (2008), 6, 488-498.
Type of work: Anniversaries
Publication language: Slovak

The aim of the paper is to present the fundamental ideas of S. de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, which led to the conception of the gender and sex and made opening an intensive discussion of sexuality, corporeality and heteronormativity outside the mainstream philosophy, i.e. in feminist philosophy, possible. There were many responses to S. de Beauvoir’s conception by feminist authors, such as Judith Butler and Monique Wittig, who discredit the facticity of corporeality and sex, defended by S. de Beauvoir.


Sex, Gender, Sexuality, Immanence, Body, Essentialism, Heteronormativity, Transcendence

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