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 effect of The moment Sex at the upward thrust of educational discussions of gender, sexuality, and previous age. Now, during this new Companion dedicated to her lifestyles and writings, a global meeting of renowned students, essayists, and top interpreters mirror upon the variety 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 various 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 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 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 via 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 better half 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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A Companion to Simone de Beauvoir (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy) by Laura Hengehold,Nancy Bauer