Last week, we delved into Simone de Beauvoir's answer to the question, "What is a woman?", namely that woman is Other with respect to man. But understanding this answer depends on being familiar with Hegel's Master/Slave dialect in his hugely important Phenomenology of Spirit.
One of Hegel's most influential ideas, the Master/Slave dialectic describes the bifurcation of consciousness into two asymmetrical self-consciousnesses, the Master and the Slave (that is marked as Other). This podcast offers an explanatory narrative for this difficult text, highlighting how it influenced Simone de Beauvoir's understanding of the concept of "woman" in The Second Sex.
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