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The Cambridge Companion to Simone de Beauvoir (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

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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 o ...more
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Published March 10th 2003 by Cambridge University Press
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A fantastic work of scholarship. The contributions are varied, well written, and well argued. An invaluable resource.
Burcu
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One of the good aspects of this "companion to de Beauvoir" is that the essays focus on a broad range of her work, not just on the feminist writings. From Existentialism to her intellectual relation to philosophers such as Sartre, Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty, it has a good range for an overview.

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Introduction by 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
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avec en invitée très spéciale : Judith Butler (sur Beauvoir et Sade) !
L'intérêt de ce compagnon de cerveau est peut-être par rapport à la vision de la femme vu la tradition des gender studies qui éclaire d'un jour différent certaines idées que nous rabachons sur le Deuxième Sexe et autres.
Alléchant.
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collection of essays. some very good, some less, all interesting on major voice of feminist philosophy. note: listed here (2003) are two (2) other cambridge companions on women (arendt, general topic) and thirty-six (36) on male philosophers...
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Claudia Falconer Card (September 30, 1940 – September 12, 2015) was the Emma Goldman (WARF) Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, with teaching affiliations in Women's Studies, Jewish Studies, Environmental Studies, and LGBT Studies.

She earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison (1962) and her M.A. (1964) and Ph.D. (1969) from Harvard University, where she w
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