Daily Archives: March 11, 2019

Onan The Barbarian

Yesterday afternoon in the Speaker’s Workshop, someone said of my sermonette that it made a few of the ladies uncomfortable, dealing with the awkward and unpleasant examples of rape and incest, although I did not dwell on them.  As someone … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Second Sex

The Second Sex, by Simone De Beauvoir It is not often that I take it upon myself to read sprawling and somewhat self-contradictory works that are considered to be milestones of feminist theory, but when a friend (and relative) of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Letters To Sartre

Letters To Sartre, by Simone De Beauvoir, translated and edited by Quintin Hoare I am perhaps the wrong person to be reading a book like this.  Generally speaking, one reads the letters of others when one has an interest in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ethics Of Ambiguity

The Ethics Of Ambiguity, by Simone de Beauvior What is it that makes this book so terrible?  Is it the futility of seeking to enshrine an absolutist view of ethics that is based on self-chosen existentialist grounds rather than to … Continue reading

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