By Laura Hengehold,Nancy Bauer
The paintings of Simone de Beauvoir has persisted 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to the lasting impact of The moment Sex at the upward push of educational discussions of gender, sexuality, and outdated age. Now, during this new Companion dedicated to her existence and writings, a global meeting of admired 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 20th century.
The Companion examines Beauvoir’s wealthy highbrow lifestyles from numerous angles—including literary, historic, and anthropological perspectives—and situates her relating to her forbears and contemporaries within the philosophical canon. Essays in each one of 4 thematic sections show 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 impression on modern feminist inspiration writ huge, and contours pioneering paintings from a brand new iteration 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