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Existencialism and gender in Simone de Beauvoir critique and feminism

Grant number: 11/00327-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2011
Effective date (End): March 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy
Principal Investigator:Alexandre de Oliveira Torres Carrasco
Grantee:Djamila Taís Ribeiro dos Santos
Home Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil


In the masterpiece, The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir thinks the gender category having as basis the woman condition. For this, she takes Sartrean categories presented in Being and Nothingness that acquires a specificity in gender discussion that allow us to talk in a "existentialist feminism". To not be unfaithful, however, to Beauvoir project, it is necessary to follow how this feminism is based on a certain existentialism. (AU)