The Ethics of Ambiguity; Topics for Discussion

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What is ambiguity? How does recognizing it relate to the achievement of human freedom?

What is man's natural state, according to Beauvoir? What is paradoxical about it?

Discuss the different forms of dysfunction that men can fall into, according to Beauvoir. What is wrong with each stage? Mention at least three.

What does it mean to be free, for Beauvoir?

Why does Beauvoir think that we should care about others? Is her argument successful? Why or why not?

What is wrong with being serious for Beauvoir?

What is oppression? How does oppression destroy the freedom for others for Beauvoir? Be specific.

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