How to Read Beauvoir
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How to Read Beauvoir by Stella Sandford
Book DescriptionThe How to Read series provides a context and an explanation that will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon. These books use excerpts from the major texts to explain essential topics, such as Simone de Beauvoir's investigation of social existence and identity, gender, sexuality, and old age. To what extent does our social existence determine who we are? What is the meaning of sexuality for human existence? What is the meaning of "old age"? What is a woman? And what, for that matter, is a man? Stella Sandford explores the philosophical basis of Beauvoir's reflections on these and other questions, from her early moral period, through her post-war philosophical crisis, to the astounding polymathic studies of her mature thought. She demonstrates the persistence of the fundamental existential and ethical questions that drove Beauvoir's work and her constant revisions of her own positions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393329513
(196mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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To what extent does our social existence determine who we are? What is the meaning of sexuality for human existence? This work explores the philosophical basis of Simone de Beauvoir's reflections on these and other questions, from her early moral period, through her post-war philosophical crisis, to the polymathic studies of her mature thought.
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Author Biography - Stella Sandford
Stella Sandford is Senior Lecturer in Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University and a member of the Radical Philosophy Editorial Collective. She is the author of The Metaphysics of Love: Gender and Transcendence in Levinas and a forthcoming book on Plato and sex. Simon Critchley is a best-selling author and the Hans Jonas Professor at the New School for Social Research. His books include Very Little...Almost Nothing, Infinitely Demanding, The Book of Dead Philosophers, The Faith of the Faithless, Bowie, Memory Theatre and Suicide.
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