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Title The Cambridge companion to Simone de Beauvoir / edited by Claudia Card
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003


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Description xxiv, 336 pages ; 23 cm
Series Cambridge companions to philosophy
Cambridge companions to philosophy.
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 Heinamaa -- 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. Simone de Beauvoir: (Re)counting the sexual difference / Debra B. Bergoffen -- 13. Beauvoir and biology: a second look / Moira Gatens -- 14. Beauvoir's Old Age / Penelope Deutscher
Summary "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 chapters in this volume examine all the major aspects of her thought, including her views on issues such as 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." "New readers and nonspecialists will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Beauvoir currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Beauvoir."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography : pages 305-319
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986.
Women intellectuals -- France.
Women authors, French -- 20th century.
Feminists -- France.
Author Card, Claudia.
Cambridge University Press.
LC no. 2002067378
ISBN 0521790964
0521790263 paperback
0521794293 paperback
Other Titles Simone de Beauvoir
OTHER TI Cambridge companions online