By Laura Hengehold,Nancy Bauer
The paintings of Simone de Beauvoir has continued and flowered within the final 20 years, thank you essentially to the lasting impression of The moment Sex at the upward thrust of educational discussions of gender, sexuality, and outdated age. Now, during this new Companion dedicated to her lifestyles and writings, a global meeting of admired students, essayists, and top interpreters replicate upon the variety 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 existence from numerous 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 demonstrate 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 international matters, questions of race, and the legacy of colonialism and sexism. the quantity concludes by means of contemplating her impression on modern feminist notion writ huge, and lines pioneering paintings from a brand new iteration of Beauvoir scholars.
Ambitious and unheard of in scope, A better half to Simone de Beauvoir is an obtainable and interdisciplinary source for college students, lecturers, and researchers around the humanities and social sciences.
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