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The Cambridge Companion to Simone de Beauvoir

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Claudia Card, Barbara S. Andrew, Eva Gothlin, Sara Heinämaa, Monika Langer, Margaret A. Simons, Mary Sirridge, Susan James, Judith Butler, Susan J. Brison, Miranda Fricker, Robin May Schott, Debra B. Bergoffen, Moira Gatens, Penelope Deutscher
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  • Date Published: March 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521794299

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  • 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. They explore her views on the role of biology, sexuality and sexual difference, and evil; the influence on her work of Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Husserl, and others; and the philosophical significance of her memoirs and fiction.

    • A convenient and accessible guide to Simone de Beauvoir
    • Essays examine all the major aspects of her thought
    • An international team of contributors - philosophers from Australia, Continental Europe, Britain, Canada, and the US
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    "New readers and nonspecialists will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Beauvoir available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Beauvoir." Italian Journal

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    • Date Published: March 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521794299
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Claudia Card
    1. Beauvoir's place in philosophical thought Barbara S. Andrew
    2. Reading Simone de Beauvoir with Martin Heidegger Eva Gothlin
    3. The body as instrument and as expression Sara Heinämaa
    4. Beauvoir and Merleau-Ponty on ambiguity Monika Langer
    5. Bergson's influence on Beauvoir's philosophical methodology Margaret A. Simons
    6. Philosophy in Beauvoir's fiction Mary Sirridge
    7. Complicity and slavery in The Second Sex Susan James
    8. Beauvoir on Sade: making sexuality into an ethic Judith Butler
    9. Beauvoir and feminism: interview and reflections Susan J. Brison
    10. Life-story in Beauvoir's memoirs Miranda Fricker
    11. Beauvoir on the ambiguity of evil Robin May Schott
    12. (Re)counting the sexual difference Debra B. Bergoffen
    13. Beauvoir and biology: a second look Moira Gatens
    14. Beauvoir's old age Penelope Deutscher.

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    • Topic in Philosophy - Continental Feminist Thought
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    Claudia Card, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Claudia Card is Emma Goldman Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

    Contributors

    Claudia Card, Barbara S. Andrew, Eva Gothlin, Sara Heinämaa, Monika Langer, Margaret A. Simons, Mary Sirridge, Susan James, Judith Butler, Susan J. Brison, Miranda Fricker, Robin May Schott, Debra B. Bergoffen, Moira Gatens, Penelope Deutscher

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