By Laura Hengehold,Nancy Bauer
The paintings of Simone de Beauvoir has persisted and flowered within the final twenty years, thank you basically to the lasting impression of The moment Sex at the upward thrust of educational discussions of gender, sexuality, and outdated age.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 existence and writings, a world meeting of favourite students, essayists, and prime interpreters mirror 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 existence from quite a few angles—including literary, ancient, 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 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 by way of contemplating her influence on modern feminist concept writ huge, and contours pioneering paintings from a brand new iteration of Beauvoir scholars.
Ambitious and unparalleled in scope, A better half 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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A Companion to Simone de Beauvoir (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy) by Laura Hengehold,Nancy Bauer