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Existentialism, Feminism and Simone de Beauvoir

  • Joseph Mahon
  • Editors
  • Jo Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Joseph Mahon, Jo Campling
    Pages 1-17
  3. Joseph Mahon, Jo Campling
    Pages 18-34
  4. Joseph Mahon, Jo Campling
    Pages 35-45
  5. Joseph Mahon, Jo Campling
    Pages 46-58
  6. Joseph Mahon, Jo Campling
    Pages 59-67
  7. Joseph Mahon, Jo Campling
    Pages 74-87
  8. Joseph Mahon, Jo Campling
    Pages 88-95
  9. Joseph Mahon, Jo Campling
    Pages 96-103
  10. Joseph Mahon, Jo Campling
    Pages 104-113
  11. Joseph Mahon, Jo Campling
    Pages 114-122
  12. Joseph Mahon, Jo Campling
    Pages 123-128
  13. Joseph Mahon, Jo Campling
    Pages 129-138
  14. Joseph Mahon, Jo Campling
    Pages 139-148
  15. Joseph Mahon, Jo Campling
    Pages 149-154
  16. Joseph Mahon, Jo Campling
    Pages 155-160
  17. Joseph Mahon, Jo Campling
    Pages 161-174
  18. Joseph Mahon, Jo Campling
    Pages 175-185
  19. Joseph Mahon, Jo Campling
    Pages 186-196
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 197-241

About this book

Introduction

Simone de Beauvoir made her own distinctive contribution to existentialism in the form of an ethics which diverged sharply from that of Jean-Paul Sartre. In her novels and philosophical essays of the 1940s she produced not just a recognizably existentialist ethics, but also a character ethics and an ethics for violence. These concerns, stemming from her own personal philosophical background, give a vital, contemporary resonance to her work. De Beauvoir's feminist classic The Second Sex reflects her earlier philosophical interests, and is considerably strengthened by this influence. This book defends her existentialist feminism against the many reproaches which have been levelled against it over several decades, not least the criticism that it is steeped in Sartrean masculinism.

Keywords

ethics existentialism feminism Jean-Paul Sartre philosophy Simone de Beauvoir

Authors and affiliations

  • Joseph Mahon
    • 1
  1. 1.University College GalwayUK

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