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The Philosophers: Simone de Beauvoir

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Dr Kathryn Belle

Dr Kathryn Belle

Dr Skye Cleary

Dr Skye Cleary

Dr Kate Kirkpatrick

Dr Kate Kirkpatrick


Professor Shahidha Bari

Professor Shahidha Bari

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.

Meet our speakers and chair

Kathryn Belle (@KathrynSBelle) is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University.

Skye Cleary (@Skye_Cleary) is the author of Existentialism and Romantic Love and Lecturer, Bernard College.

Kate Kirkpatrick (@philosofemme) is Fellow in Philosophy and Christian Ethics, Regent's Park College, University of Oxford.

Shahidha Bari (@ShahidhaBari) is a Fellow of the Forum for Philosophy and Professor, University of the Arts London.

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