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In this episode, we talk about Simone de Beauvoir's masterful book The Ethics of Ambiguity. We spend some time with her typology of inadequate ethical positions, focusing on the subhuman, the serious person, and the nihilist, and discuss what it means to say that freedom is only possible as a liberatory movement. Oh and we make fun of the abstract negation of revolt, the absolute value of the Target corporation, and Ayn Rand's 'epistemology'. The full episode is available on our Patreon.
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Simone de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity, trans. Bernard Frechtman (New York: Open Road, 2018)
Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism is a Humanism, trans. Carol Macomber, ed. John Kulka (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007)
Jean-Paul Sartre, Anti-Semite and Jew, trans. George J. Becker (New York: Schocken Books, 1976)
Wolfgang Streeck, How Will Capitalism End? Essays on a Failing System (New York: Verso, 2017)
Music: Vintage Memories by Schematist | schematist.bandcamp.com