The Lived Experience of Doubling: Simone de Beauvoir's Phenomenology of Old Age

This essay demonstrates that Beauvoir's La Vieillesse is a phenomenological study of old age indebted to Husserl's phenomenology of the body. Beauvoir's depiction of the doubling in the lived experience of the elderly--a division between outsiders' awareness of the elderly's decline and the elderly's own inner understanding of old age--serves as a specific illustration of Beauvoir's particular method of description and analysis.

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Work Title The Lived Experience of Doubling: Simone de Beauvoir's Phenomenology of Old Age
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  1. Sarah Clark Miller
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  1. lived experience
  2. beauvoir
  3. old age
  4. aging body
  5. phenomenology
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Deposited October 16, 2019

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