F.J.J. Buytendijk on woman
a phenomenological critique
The purpose of this essay is to engage in a critical analysis of F.J.J. Buytendijk's book Woman: A Contemporary View,1 in which Buytendijk claims to conduct a phenomenological study of woman which, both in structure and scope, parallels Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex.2 I shall begin by first discussing Buytendijk's criticism of Beauvoir3 and of her existential phenomenological approach to the problem of woman. Following this, Buytendijk's own conclusions regarding the mystery of "femininity" and how it is manifested in woman will be discussed.
Banchetti-Robino, M.P. (2000)., F.J.J. Buytendijk on woman: a phenomenological critique, in L. Fisher & L. Embree (eds.), Feminist phenomenology, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 83-101.
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