By Laura Hengehold,Nancy Bauer

ISBN-10: 1118796020

ISBN-13: 9781118796023

The paintings of Simone de Beauvoir has continued and flowered within the final twenty years, thank you essentially to the lasting effect of The moment Sex at the upward push of educational discussions of gender, sexuality, and previous age. Now, during this new Companion dedicated to her existence and writings, a global meeting of favorite students, essayists, and major interpreters replicate upon the variety of Beauvoir’s contribution to philosophy as one of many nice authors, thinkers, and public intellectuals of the 20 th century.

The Companion examines Beauvoir’s wealthy highbrow lifestyles from numerous angles—including literary, ancient, and anthropological perspectives—and situates her when it comes to her forbears and contemporaries within the philosophical canon. Essays in each one of 4 thematic sections exhibit the breadth and acuity of her perception, from the importance of The moment Sex and her paintings at the metaphysics of gender to her ample contributions in ethics and political philosophy. Later chapters hint the connection among Beauvoir’s philosophical and literary paintings and open up her scholarship to worldwide matters, questions of race, and the legacy of colonialism and sexism. the quantity concludes through contemplating her impression on modern feminist idea writ huge, and contours pioneering paintings from a brand new iteration of Beauvoir scholars. 

Ambitious and exceptional in scope, A significant other to Simone de Beauvoir is an available and interdisciplinary source for college kids, lecturers, and researchers around the humanities and social sciences.

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