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Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity

Sonia Kruks


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


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sonia Kruks, author
Oberlin College