Simone de Beauvoir an intro.

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Simone de Beauvoir an intro.

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1WorkinSuffolkIdio_s
Aug 13, 2009, 4:20pm

Please can you recommend an intro that puts her in context and is also a nice intro to Existentialism.

2skoobdo
Aug 14, 2009, 4:29am

Existentialism is one of the subjects in the study of philosophy. Simone de Beauvoir, a French writer is best known for her book, "The Second Sex" (the only
English-translated book I know) touched on the subject of feminism, and I think it is a good introduction to Existentialism linked to her writings. To know more about this author and her works, you can checked with wikipaedia.com on (Simone De Beauvoir).

3SJaneDoe
Aug 14, 2009, 11:52am

Are you looking for a book about her or by her?
You could try her The Ethics of Ambiguity.

4WorkinSuffolkIdio_s
Aug 14, 2009, 2:28pm

Thanks DoBooks. Thanks d2vge

About her and the movement - given that outsiders tend to be objective, relatively speaking. And gentle on the reader?!

5Naren559
Mar 12, 2012, 11:56pm

The Late Robert G. Solomon's Existentialism covers just about all the prominent existentialists; his parsing of Ethics of Ambiguity does a great job of explaining her connections with this field.