Laura Hengehold,Nancy Bauer's A Companion to Simone de Beauvoir (Blackwell Companions to PDF

By Laura Hengehold,Nancy Bauer

The paintings of Simone de Beauvoir has persisted and flowered within the final 20 years, thank you essentially to the lasting impression 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 fashionable students, essayists, and top interpreters replicate upon the diversity of Beauvoir’s contribution to philosophy as one of many nice authors, thinkers, and public intellectuals of the 20th century.

The Companion examines Beauvoir’s wealthy highbrow lifestyles from various angles—including literary, old, and anthropological perspectives—and situates her when it comes to her forbears and contemporaries within the philosophical canon. Essays in every 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 amount concludes via contemplating her impression on modern feminist inspiration writ huge, and contours pioneering paintings from a brand new new release of Beauvoir scholars. 

Ambitious and unheard of in scope, A spouse to Simone de Beauvoir is an obtainable and interdisciplinary source for college students, academics, and researchers around the humanities and social sciences.

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