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dc.contributor.supervisor Ogrodnick, Margaret (Political Studies) en_US
dc.contributor.author Wood, Benjamin Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-12T17:32:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-12T17:32:16Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4897
dc.description.abstract In her philosophical writings, Simone de Beauvoir argues our existence is defined by an inability to possess an objective understanding of our being. This fundamental ambiguity turns us towards a process of having-to-be – a series of attempts to define who we wish to become and the world we wish to establish. Through a reading of Beauvoir's novel, The Mandarins, I produce an outline of the political subject and a philosophy of political- ethical action that properly navigates this ambiguity. By committing to utopian political projects that aim at universalizing the conditions for collective self-emancipation, the political subject engages in political-ethical action that is a total manifestation of having- to-be at the same time as being. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Simone de Beauvoir en_US
dc.subject Political Subject en_US
dc.subject Political Action en_US
dc.subject Ethics en_US
dc.subject Philosophy and Fiction en_US
dc.subject The Mandarins en_US
dc.title Reconsidering utopia: the political subject and political-ethical action in Simone de Beauvoir's philosophy and fiction en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Political Studies en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Lecce, Steven (Political Studies) Renée, Louise (French, Spanish & Italian) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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