I am not sure what I anticipated from The Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone DeBeauvoir. It was a good book, but I expected it to be better.
Here are a few thoughts from the book:
- Existentialism defined itself as a philosophy of ambiguity.
- Existentialism is a philosophy of the absurd and of despair. It encloses man in a sterile anguish in an empty subjectivity. It is incapable of furnishing him with any principle of making choices.
- In a metaphysics of transcendence, evil is reduced to error. Existentialism gives a real role to evil.