Simone De Beauvoir Writing The Self: Philosophy Becomes Autobiography by Jo-ann PilardiSimone De Beauvoir Writing The Self: Philosophy Becomes Autobiography by Jo-ann Pilardi

Simone De Beauvoir Writing The Self: Philosophy Becomes Autobiography

byJo-ann Pilardi

Paperback | January 1, 1999

Pricing and Purchase Info

$34.53 online 
$36.95 list price save 6%
Earn 173 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

The development of Simone de Beauvoir's notion of self in both her philosophical and autobiographical writings is analyzed in this volume. Two ideas of the self are isolated: the existential notion of the self and the "gendered self," which she developed in The Second Sex, and which represents a major departure from existential philosophy. Beginning with a study of her early essays, the author proceeds to discuss Beauvoir's major philosophical works and her autobiographical writings where three personae emerge--the child, the woman in love, and the writer. This analysis highlights the innovative quality of Beauvoir's thought. It also shows that writing an autobiography can be a philosophically inventive enterprise and one in which Beauvoir created her most profound analysis of the self.
Title:Simone De Beauvoir Writing The Self: Philosophy Becomes AutobiographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9.34 × 6.36 × 0.45 inPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0275963349

ISBN - 13:9780275963347

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Simone De Beauvoir Writing The Self: Philosophy Becomes Autobiography

Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"Jo-Ann Pilardi's work is a valuable addition....Pilardi's detailed philosophical analysis brings out numerous pertinent aspects of Beauvoir's works....[A] perceptive treatment of an important subject, and offers a helpful contribution both to Beauvoir studies and to other important areas."-French Review