Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Ambiguity and Freedom)
Chapter 1, Ambiguity and Freedom
Simone de Beauvoir was considered one of the most preeminent French existentialist philosophers and writers of the 20th Century. She shaped much thinking on ethics, feminism, freedom, and politics during her lifetime. In "The Ethics of Ambiguity", Beauvoir explains how individuals often neglect their freedom for the sake of achieving status and material things. This lesson focuses on understanding Beauvoir's motivations through the technique SOAPSTone.
Individual Activity: Use Chapter One, "Ambiguity and Freedom", to SOAPSTone Simone de Beauvoir. Use the SOAPSTone technique to break down the piece:
1.What was the Subject of the Chapter One?
2.What was the Occasion for writing the Chapter One?
3.Who was the Audience Beauvoir was trying to reach with the Chapter One?
4.What is the Purpose for writing Chapter One?
5.Who was the Speaker in the Chapter One?
6.What is the Tone Beauvoir uses in the...
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