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November 17th, 2021

Simone de Beauvoir | The Philosophers

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Forum for Philosophy

November 17th, 2021

Simone de Beauvoir | The Philosophers

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Kathryn Belle/ Skye Cleary/ Lauren Elkin/ Kate Kirkpatrick

 


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Simone de Beauvoir was the writer of The Second Sex, led the vanguard of mid-twentieth-century feminism, and was central to the circle of French existentialists. But how relevant is she today? We revisit de Beauvoir’s most famous works and consider her role in contemporary philosophy. We look at new translations of her fiction and ask how critical intersectional approaches might challenge how we think about her ideas.

 

Speakers
Kathryn Belle
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University
Skye Cleary
Lecturer, Barnard College
Lauren Elkin
Writer and translator
Kate Kirkpatrick
Fellow in Philosophy and Christian Ethics, Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford

 

Chair

Shahidha Bari
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Professor, University of the Arts London

 

Recorded on 8 November 2021

 

 


 

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