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Studies of Simone de Beauvoir have mostly concentrated on her literature, her life, and her famous 1949 work, The Second Sex, and the continued emphasis has been on Beauvoir's views on gender. The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir places her theory of women's 'otherness' in the context of a number of contemporary theories on a similar subject. While gender takes its place among these, Professor Deutscher counterbalances its grip on our memory of Beauvoir's ideas by situating it in the context of our relationship to ageing, to generational difference, and to race and cultural difference. By differentiating the many aspects of 'otherness', Beauvoir revisited some of the concepts of reciprocity, ambiguity, and ethics for which she is best remembered.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521885201
ISBN-10: 0521885205
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 222
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Penelope Deutscher

Penelope Deutscher is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University. Prior to this role, she taught in the department of Philosophy at the Australian National University, Professor Deutscher is a member of several distinguished associations, including the American Philosophical Association, the International Association of Philosophy and Literature, and the Society for Women in Philosophy.

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