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Title: Social Relationships Through Feminist Lens
Other Titles: SOCIAL TRENDS Vol. 5 March 2018 p.1-14
Authors: Chakraborty, Jhuma
Keywords: Relational self
Issue Date: Mar-2018
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Abstract: This paper endeavours to discuss two real life relationships from the perspective of two philosophers- Carol Gilligan, a renowned psychologist and philosopher and Simone de Beauvoir an existentialist philosopher. I will show how the readings of these relations become difficult from the perspectives of two philosophies. Both of them have critiqued the patriarchal top down structure like any other feminist and have explored and interpreted human relations from novel perspectives. Gilligan maintains that human beings are essentially related. Gilligan suggests that the entire relational network of a society can be sustained through care and empathetic listening of the voices of the ‘Other’. Beauvoir is an existentialist philosopher who maintains that human existence creates his/her being through freedom. One should go beyond the constraints of our contingent existence and give meaning to everyday relations through a never-ending venture of taking new projects.
ISSN: 2348-6538
Appears in Collections:Vol. 05 (March 2018)

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