Brée Lecture: “One is not born, but becomes, a genius”: Another Simone de Beauvoir
Lecture by Prof. Kate Kirkpatrick, University of Oxford
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Kate Kirkpatrick, Fellow in Philosophy and Christian Ethics at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford and a British Academy Mid-Career Fellow presents the 2022 Germaine Breé Lecture on another reading of Beauvoir’s magnum opus. Kirkpatrick proposes that Beauvoir’s burning question is not the abstract metaphysical inquiry “What is a woman?” Rather, The Second Sex is an existential experiment, the aim of which is liberatory.