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By Laura Hengehold,Nancy Bauer

The paintings of Simone de Beauvoir has persisted and flowered within the final twenty years, thank you essentially to the lasting effect of The moment Sex at the upward thrust of educational discussions of gender, sexuality, and outdated age.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 lifestyles and writings, a world meeting of popular students, essayists, and prime interpreters mirror 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 lifestyles from a number of angles—including literary, historic, and anthropological perspectives—and situates her on the subject of 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 ample 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 way of contemplating her impression on modern feminist concept writ huge, and contours pioneering paintings from a brand new new release of Beauvoir scholars. 

Ambitious and remarkable in scope, A spouse 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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