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to the lasting impact of The moment Sex at the upward push of educational discussions of gender, sexuality, and outdated age.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 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 existence from a number of 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 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 abundant 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 effect on modern feminist suggestion writ huge, and lines pioneering paintings from a brand new new release of Beauvoir scholars.
Ambitious and unheard of in scope, A better half to Simone de Beauvoir is an obtainable and interdisciplinary source for college kids, 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