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to the lasting impression of The moment Sex at the upward push of educational discussions of gender, sexuality, and outdated age.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 lifestyles and writings, a global meeting of renowned 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 various angles—including literary, old, and anthropological perspectives—and situates her in terms of her forbears and contemporaries within the philosophical canon. Essays in every one of 4 thematic sections display 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 international matters, questions of race, and the legacy of colonialism and sexism. the amount concludes through contemplating her influence on modern feminist notion writ huge, and contours pioneering paintings from a brand new new release of Beauvoir scholars.
Ambitious and extraordinary 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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A Companion to Simone de Beauvoir (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy) by Laura Hengehold,Nancy Bauer