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to the lasting impression of The moment Sex at the upward thrust of educational discussions of gender, sexuality, and outdated age.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 global meeting of widespread 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 20th century.
The Companion examines Beauvoir’s wealthy highbrow lifestyles from various 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 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 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 worldwide matters, questions of race, and the legacy of colonialism and sexism. the quantity concludes by means of contemplating her influence on modern feminist concept writ huge, and contours pioneering paintings from a brand new iteration of Beauvoir scholars.
Ambitious and remarkable in scope, A significant other to Simone de Beauvoir is an available and interdisciplinary source for college students, academics, and researchers around the humanities and social sciences.
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