Studia Philosophica

Volume 64, Issue 1, 2017

Daniel Štěpánek
Pages 51-63

Bodily Freedom in Early Writings of Simone de Beauvoir

What is being analyzed and subsequently interpreted in our study, is Simone de Beauvoir's conception of freedom and its bodily determination. Because we are using Beauvoir's first novel, She Came to Stay (ĽInvitée), where her first conceptualization of these fenomenons can be found. Although this novel is strongly based on dialogues between three main characters, we are convinced, that it is precisely their dialogue, what allows specificity of Beauvoir's conceptions. Therefore, by interpreting some of these dialogues we are trying to make clear, where according to Beauvoir freedom begins and how it is being limited.