By Laura Hengehold,Nancy Bauer

The paintings of Simone de Beauvoir has continued and flowered within the final 20 years, thank you basically to the lasting impact of The moment Sex at the upward push of educational discussions of gender, sexuality, and previous age. Now, during this new Companion dedicated to her lifestyles and writings, a world meeting of well-known 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 a number of 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 via contemplating her influence on modern feminist notion writ huge, and lines pioneering paintings from a brand new new release of Beauvoir scholars. 

Ambitious and remarkable 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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