Philosophical Writings

Front Cover
University of Illinois Press, 2004 - Philosophy - 351 pages
Dating from her years as a philosophy student at the Sorbonne, this is the 1926-27 diary of the teenager who would become the famous French philosopher, author, and feminist, Simone de Beauvoir. Written years before her first meeting with Jean-Paul Sartre, these diaries reveal previously unknown details about her life and offer critical insights into her early philosophy and literary works. Presented here for the first time in translation and fully annotated, the diary is completed by essays from Barbara Klaw and Margaret A. Simons that address its philosophical, historical, and literary significance. The volume represents an invaluable resource for tracing the development of Beauvoir’s independent thinking and influence on the world.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
1
Two Unpublished Chapters from She Came to Stay 1938
31
Pyrrhus and Cineas 1944
79
A Review of The Phenomenology of Perception
159
Existentialism and Popular Wisdom 1945
195
Introduction by Karen Vintges
223
Introduction by Kristana
239
Introduction by Margaret A Simons
263
Introduction to an Ethics of Ambiguity 1946
279
Introduction by Shannon M Mussett
301
What Is Existentialism? 1947
317
Index
331
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Barbara Klaw is a professor of French at Northern Kentucky University. She is the author of Le Paris de Simone de Beauvoir (Syllepse, 1999) and numerous articles in scholarly journals and books.

Bibliographic information