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By Laura Hengehold,Nancy Bauer

The paintings of Simone de Beauvoir has persevered and flowered within the final twenty years, thank you essentially to the lasting impression of The moment Sex at the upward push of educational discussions of gender, sexuality, and outdated age. Now, during this new Companion dedicated to her existence and writings, a world meeting of renowned students, essayists, and best interpreters replicate upon the diversity 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 quite a few angles—including literary, ancient, and anthropological perspectives—and situates her with regards 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 considerable 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 effect on modern feminist inspiration writ huge, and contours pioneering paintings from a brand new iteration of Beauvoir scholars. 

Ambitious and unheard of in scope, A spouse 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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