Women's Studies and Feminist Research Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2-2013

Journal

Sapere Aude

Volume

3

Issue

6

First Page

116

Last Page

125

Abstract

How do we judge what is right while, at the same time, respect the freedom of others? In considering this question, I bring Simone de Beauvoir and Hannah Arendt into dialogue to better understand how the pursuit of freedom necessitates a willingness to judge others. In my discussion, I explore how these writers treat the themes of ambiguity, oppression, and revolution. By comparing how they relates these themes to freedom, we see how liberty is interconnected with personal, accountability and a willingness to question our beliefs

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