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Companion to Simone De Beauvoir - (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy) (Hardcover)

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The work of Simone de Beauvoir has endured and flowered in the last two decades, thanks primarily to the lasting influence of The Second Sex on the rise of academic discourse around issues of gender, sexuality, and old age. Now, in this new Companion dedicated to her life and writing, an international assembly of prominent scholars, essayists, and leading interpreters reflect upon the range of Beauvoir's contribution to philosophy as one of the great authors, thinkers, and public intellectuals of the twentieth century. The Companion examines Beauvoir's rich intellectual life from a variety of angles-including literary, historical, and anthropological perspectives-and situates her in relation to her forebears and contemporaries in the philosophical canon. Essays in each of four thematic sections reveal the breadth and acuity of her insight, from the significance of The Second Sex and her work on the metaphysics of gender to her plentiful contributions in ethics and political philosophy. Later chapters trace the relationship between Beauvoir's philosophical and literary work, and open up her scholarship to global issues, questions of race, and the legacy of colonialism and sexism. The volume concludes by considering her impact on contemporary feminist thought writ large, and features pioneering work from a new generation of Beauvoir scholars.

Ambitious and unprecedented in scope, A Companion to Simone de Beauvoir is an accessible and interdisciplinary resource for students, teachers, and researchers across the humanities and social sciences.

Laura Hengehold is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Case Western Reserve University. She is a prolific author

Nancy Bauer is Professor of Philosophy, Dean of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and Dean of Academic Affairs for the Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences.
Number of Pages: 530
Genre: Philosophy
Series Title: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: October 2, 2017
TCIN: 53064439
UPC: 9781118796023
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-2628
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