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Simone de Beauvoir (1908–86)

Robert L. Wicks

Robert L. Wicks is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Introduction to Existentialism : From Kierkegaard to The Seventh Seal

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Although Jean-Paul Sartre’s Being and Nothingness is over 800 pages in length, only a brief section at the book’s end addresses ethical matters. In Sartre’s 1946 lecture “Existentialism Is a Humanism,” the ethical focus is more salient...

Castor

Gary Cox

Gary Cox has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham, UK, where he is also an Honorary Research Fellow. He is also the author of How to Be a Philosopher (Bloomsbury, 2014), The Sartre Dictionary (Bloomsbury, 2008) How to Be an Existentialist (Bloomsbury 2009) and Deep Thought (Bloomsbury 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Existentialism and Excess : The Life and Times of Jean-Paul Sartre

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...By the late 1920s, Sartre had already had several affairs with women. The earliest was a childhood romance that continued into adolescence with his first cousin, Annie Lannes, the daughter of his father’s sister. They spent their summer...

American Existentialism

Robert L. Wicks

Robert L. Wicks is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Introduction to Existentialism : From Kierkegaard to The Seventh Seal

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Martin Heidegger observes insightfully that the items we ordinarily and unreflectively use—cups, keys, eyeglasses, clothing, vehicles for transport, and so on—are usually taken for granted and tend to attract special attention only when...

La Petite Russe

Gary Cox

Gary Cox has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham, UK, where he is also an Honorary Research Fellow. He is also the author of How to Be a Philosopher (Bloomsbury, 2014), The Sartre Dictionary (Bloomsbury, 2008) How to Be an Existentialist (Bloomsbury 2009) and Deep Thought (Bloomsbury 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Existentialism and Excess : The Life and Times of Jean-Paul Sartre

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Olga, ‘la petite Russe’, was something of an aristocrat, the daughter of a Frenchwoman and a Russian nobleman. She had cried in de Beauvoir’s class and de Beauvoir had taken her for a walk to calm her down. De Beauvoir immediately found she...

Authenticity

T. Storm Heter

T. Storm Heter received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and currently teaches philosophy at East Stroudsburg University, PA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sartre’s Ethics of Engagement : Authenticity and Civic Virtue

Continuum, 2006

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...Authenticity is the chief moral virtue of existential ethics, just as bad faith is the chief vice of existential ethics. We have seen the pitfall of bad faith involves misrecognizing one’s own freedom. It would be tempting to see...

Growing Like a Girl

Kate Kirkpatrick

Kate Kirkpatrick is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, UK and Lecturer in Theology at St Peter’s College, University of Oxford, UK. Kirkpatrick is the author of Sartre and Theology (Bloomsbury, 2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Becoming Beauvoir : A Life

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...At 4.30 a.m. on the morning of 9 January 1908 Simonne Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir was born into the sixth arrondissement of Paris and stifling social conventions.The original spelling on her birth certificate was ‘Simonne...

Ultra-Lefty

Gary Cox

Gary Cox has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham, UK, where he is also an Honorary Research Fellow. He is also the author of How to Be a Philosopher (Bloomsbury, 2014), The Sartre Dictionary (Bloomsbury, 2008) How to Be an Existentialist (Bloomsbury 2009) and Deep Thought (Bloomsbury 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Existentialism and Excess : The Life and Times of Jean-Paul Sartre

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Anne-Marie had felt that her son misrepresented his childhood in his autobiography. Following her death Sartre did not begin a second volume of Words to say all the things he was reluctant to say while she was alive. Instead, he pressed...

The Scandalous Second Sex

Kate Kirkpatrick

Kate Kirkpatrick is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, UK and Lecturer in Theology at St Peter’s College, University of Oxford, UK. Kirkpatrick is the author of Sartre and Theology (Bloomsbury, 2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Becoming Beauvoir : A Life

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In The Prime of Life Beauvoir wrote that during the early 1930s ‘feminism’ and the ‘sex wars’ made no sense to her.PL 62. So how did she come to write the so-called ‘feminist Bible’?PL 62.At the time of The Second Sex’s publication Beauvoir...

Political Animal

Gary Cox

Gary Cox has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham, UK, where he is also an Honorary Research Fellow. He is also the author of How to Be a Philosopher (Bloomsbury, 2014), The Sartre Dictionary (Bloomsbury, 2008) How to Be an Existentialist (Bloomsbury 2009) and Deep Thought (Bloomsbury 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Existentialism and Excess : The Life and Times of Jean-Paul Sartre

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Soon after the liberation of Paris, Sartre began work on Reflections on the Jewish Question or Anti-Semite and Jew. The work was published as a book in 1946 after being excerpted in an early issue of Les Temps modernes. The book...

Crushing Camus and Genet

Gary Cox

Gary Cox has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham, UK, where he is also an Honorary Research Fellow. He is also the author of How to Be a Philosopher (Bloomsbury, 2014), The Sartre Dictionary (Bloomsbury, 2008) How to Be an Existentialist (Bloomsbury 2009) and Deep Thought (Bloomsbury 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Existentialism and Excess : The Life and Times of Jean-Paul Sartre

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...De Beauvoir was back from the USA by Christmas and, as ever, she and Sartre retreated to the provinces, to the tranquillity and comfort of Madame Morel’s house at La Pouëze. He spent his ‘holiday’ writing the play, Dirty Hands.The play...