Beauvoir and Western Thought from Plato to Butler by Shannon M. Mussett,William S. Wilkerson

By Shannon M. Mussett,William S. Wilkerson

Essays on Beauvoir’s impacts, modern engagements, and legacy within the philosophical tradition.

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 way advanced. She is acclaimed as a innovative philosopher on problems with gender, age, and oppression, yet even if a lot has been written weighing the effect she and Jean-Paul Sartre had on each other, the level and class of her engagement with the Western culture greatly is going in general left out. This quantity turns the highlight on precisely that, studying Beauvoir’s discussion together with her impacts and contemporaries, in addition to her influence on later thinkers—concluding with an autobiographical essay via bell hooks discussing the impact of Beauvoir’s philosophy and lifestyles on her personal paintings and occupation. those cutting edge essays either expand our realizing of Beauvoir and recommend new methods of realizing canonical figures during 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 procedure a number of the best-known philosophers via her paintings; the essays aren't limited to addressing impression yet extra the research of alternative philosophers handled 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 publication Review

“This booklet will right missteps in Beauvoir’s interpretation, specifically with recognize to her relation to phenomenologists. the manager power of the quantity, even though, is that the majority of the individuals don't limit themselves to addressing the query of impact, yet quite enterprise to research and investigate the philosophical proposals came upon either in Beauvoir’s paintings and within the paintings of the opposite philosophers taken care of 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 means of SUNY Press.

William S. Wilkerson is Professor of Philosophy on the college 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 serious thought: Essays on Liberation.

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