The philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir: critical essays

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Since her death in 1986 and the publication of her letters and diaries in 1990, interest in the philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir has never been greater. In this engaging and timely volume, Margaret A. Simons and an international group of philosophers present 16 essays that reveal Beauvoir as one of the century’s most important and influential thinkers. As they set Beauvoir’s work into dialogue with Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, Foucault, Levinas, and others, these essays consider questions such as Beauvoir’s philosophical relationship with Sartre; her ethic of the erotic; her views on marriage, motherhood, and female friendship; and her interpretations of oppression and liberation. This book discusses the full range of Beauvoir’s work, including The Second Sex, her unpublished diaries, autobiographical writings, novels, and philosophical essays, and broadens the scope and interpretive context of her unique philosophy.

Contributors are Nancy Bauer, Debra Bergoffen, Suzanne Laba Cataldi, Edward Fullbrook, Eva Gothlin, Sara Heinämaa, Laura Hengehold, Stacy Keltner, Michèle Le Doeuff, Ann Murphy, Shannon M. Mussett, Margaret A. Simons, Ursula Tidd, Andrea Veltman, Karen Vintges, Julie Ward, Gail Weiss.

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table_of_contents Engaging with Simone de Beauvoir / Michèle Le Doeuff --Simone de Beauvoir's phenomenology of sexual difference / Sara Heinämaa -- She came to stay and Being and nothingness / Edward Fullbrook -- Beauvoir's Heideggerian ontology / Nancy Bauer -- Marriage, autonomy, and the feminine protest / Debra B. Bergoffen -- Transcendence and immanence in the ethics of Simone de Beauvoir / Andrea Veltman -- Beauvoir and Sartre on appeal, desire, and ambiguity / Eva Gothlin -- Reciprocity and friendship in Beauvoir's thought / Julie K. Ward -- Sexuality situated : Beauvoir on "frigidity" / Suzanne Laba Cataldi -- Beauvoir's parrhesiastic contracts : frank-speaking and the philosophical-political couple / Laura Hengehold -- Beauvoir's idea of ambiguity / Stacy Keltner -- Simone de Beauvoir : a feminist thinker for the twenty-first century / Karen Vintges -- The self-other relation in Beauvoir's ethics and autobiography / Ursula Tidd -- Challenging choices : an ethic of oppression / Gail Weiss -- Between generosity and violence : toward a revolutionary politics in the philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir / Ann V. Murphy -- Conditions of servitude : woman's peculiar role in the master-slave dialectic in Beauvoir's The second sex / Shannon M. Mussett.
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