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love, philosophy, solipsism, poetry, literature
This paper analyzes the philosophical fundamentals of sexual objectification and presents opposing literature, written in the 20th century, by Black, Mexican and Arabic male poets in contrast. In vigorous patriarchal environments that provide more opportunities to practice sexual objectification, the poets reframe male metaphysical perception and behavior in romantic or sexual contexts by promoting the autonomy and agency of women above themselves, and displaying their enjoyment of that situation. This paper will discuss how Western metaphysical philosophy impacts self-perception and belief in contemporary romantic contexts.
Baker, Joycelynn L., "ADORATION ABOVE OBJECTIFICATION: THE PROMOTION OF OTHER IN BLACK, MEXICAN AND ARABIC LOVE POETRY" (2022). Honors Projects. 156.
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