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Simone de Beauvoir Quotes: Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.
         

Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.


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