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Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity
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Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity

Sonia Kruks

Abstract

Simone de Beauvoir is best known as the author of The Second Sex, but she was also the author of a vast array of other political and philosophical writings. Together, these provide a major contribution to political philosophy and theory that has so far been little explored. This book is a study of Beauvoir's political thinking. In addition to locating Beauvoir in her own intellectual and political context, it shows how Beauvoir's work still speaks to a host of issues that remain of concern today. She is an important interlocutor in debates about the values and dangers of humanism; about the st ... More

Keywords: ambiguity, Beauvoir, failure, freedom, human existence, political action, responsibility, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195381443
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381443.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sonia Kruks, author
Oberlin College

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