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Simone de Beauvoir

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Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. The Education of a Philosopher. 2. Writing for her Life. 3. Literature and Philosophy. 4. Narrative Selves. 5. Embodiment and Intersubjectivity. 6. The Ethics of Liberation. 7. Applied Ethics I: The Second Sex. 8. Applied Ethics II: Les Belles Images, The Woman Destroyed, and Old Age. Notes. Glossary. The Works of Simone de Beauvoir. Index.

About the Author

Edward Fullbrook is a freelance writer. Kate Fullbrook is Professor of Literary Studies at the University of the West of England, Bristol. They are authors of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean--Paul Sartre: The Remaking of a Twentieth--Century Legend and many essays on Simone de Beauvoir.


"This book is a clearly--written and tightly--organized addition to the growing scholarly interest in Simone de Beauvoira s philosophy. Kate and Edward Fullbrook provide an overview of Beauvoira s philosophical sources and an outline of her original starting point in ethics. Highlighting Beauvoira s emphasis on embodiment and intersubjectivity, they argue strongly for Beauvoira s place in current, popular ethical discussions." Eleanore Holveck, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh "This is certainly a book that needed to be written and the authors make an excellent job of it. The book can be highly recommended." Dr Elizabeth Fallaize, St. Johna s College, Oxford "A good working introduction to de Beauvoira s thought." Times Literary Supplement "A concise and unified picture of Beauvoir as philosopher." Womena s Philosophy Review

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