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The Cambridge Companion to Simone de Beauvoir by Claudia (University of Wisconsin, Madison) Card


The Cambridge Companion to Simone de Beauvoir by Claudia (University of Wisconsin, Madison) Card

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 2003 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.


'The Cambridge Companion to Simone de Beauvoir achieves its goal of providing a comprehensive overview of the current state of Beauvoir scholarship in philosophy. The emphasis on the ethical aspects, as opposed to the political, has been long overdue and this collection of essays provides a satisfying redress.'
Philosophical Writings

'... 14 incisive and complementary chapters on her life and work This is a timely and well-focused companion, avoiding critical extremes, and offering a useful bibliography to sources for students, teachers, and those in charge of collections in academic libraries.'
Reference Reviews

'The Companions are designed for general readers and specialists alike and have acquired a reputation for combining broad, instructive overviews with incisive and original commentaries. In this respect, The Cambridge Companion to Simone de Beauvoir is a model of its kind.'

About the Author

Claudia Card is Emma Goldman Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Publication date

10th March 2003


Claudia (University of Wisconsin, Madison) Card

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Cambridge University Press


362 pages


Literature: history & criticism



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