The Cambridge Companion to Simone de Beauvoir
Simone de Beauvoir was a philosopher and writer of notable range and influence whose work is central to feminist theory, French existentialism, and contemporary moral and social philosophy. The essays in this volume examine the major aspects of her thought including her views on the role of biology, sexuality and sexual difference, and evil, as well as the influence on her work of Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Husserl, and others, and the philosophical significance of her memoirs and fiction.
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Beauvoirs place in philosophical thought
Reading Simone de Beauvoir with Martin Heidegger
The body as instrument and as expression
Beauvoir and MerleauPonty on ambiguity
Bergsons influence on Beauvoirs philosophical methodology
Philosophy in Beauvoirs fiction
Complicity and slavery in The Second Sex
Beauvoir on Sade making sexuality into an ethic
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