Simone de Beauvoir an intro.


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Simone de Beauvoir an intro.

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Aug 13, 2009, 4:20pm

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

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 on (Simone De Beauvoir).

Aug 14, 2009, 11:52am

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

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?!

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.