By Shannon M. Mussett,William S. Wilkerson
Despite a deep familiarity with the philosophical culture and regardless of the groundbreaking impression of her personal paintings, Simone de Beauvoir by no means embraced the belief of herself as a thinker. Her legacy is in a similar fashion advanced. She is acclaimed as a progressive philosopher on problems with gender, age, and oppression, yet even though a lot has been written weighing the impact she and Jean-Paul Sartre had on each other, the level and class of her engagement with the Western culture widely is going generally left out. This quantity turns the highlight on precisely that, reading Beauvoir’s discussion along with her impacts and contemporaries, in addition to her influence on later thinkers—concluding with an autobiographical essay via bell hooks discussing the effect of Beauvoir’s philosophy and lifestyles on her personal paintings and profession. those leading edge essays either increase our realizing of Beauvoir and recommend new methods of figuring out canonical figures throughout the lens of her work.
“…these essays not just expand our knowing of Beauvoir’s philosophical paintings but additionally recommend new ways that we will be able to technique the various best-known philosophers via her paintings; the essays aren't limited to addressing impact yet extra the research of alternative philosophers taken care of within the quantity … it's a breath of clean air within the research of Beauvoir’s thought.” — Marx and Philosophy overview of Books
“This is a superb addition to modern day philosophical thought.” — Portland e-book Review
“This ebook will right missteps in Beauvoir’s interpretation, specifically with admire to her relation to phenomenologists. the executive energy of the quantity, although, is that almost all of the members don't limit themselves to addressing the query of impact, yet relatively enterprise to research and investigate the philosophical proposals chanced on either in Beauvoir’s paintings and within the paintings of the opposite philosophers handled during this volume.” — Mary Beth Mader, writer of Sleights of cause: Norm, Bisexuality, Development
Shannon M. Mussett is affiliate Professor of Philosophy at Utah Valley collage. She is the coeditor (with Sally J. Scholz) of The Contradictions of Freedom: Philosophical Essays on Simone de Beauvoir’s The Mandarins, additionally released by way of SUNY Press.
William S. Wilkerson is Professor of Philosophy on the collage of Alabama in Huntsville. he's the writer of Ambiguity and Sexuality: A conception of Sexual Identity and the coeditor (with Jeffrey Paris) of New severe idea: Essays on Liberation.
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Beauvoir and Western Thought from Plato to Butler by Shannon M. Mussett,William S. Wilkerson