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  Simone de Beauvoir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Simone de Beauvoir (1908-86) had been almost totally excluded from the philosophical canon until the 1980's, when a revival and reinterpretation of her work by mainly feminist philosophers began.
Beauvoir is to reject the notion of a solipsistic isolated self.
Beauvoir was disappointed that this, her second published novel, was to be interpreted as a resistance novel.
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 Simone de Beauvoir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Simone Lucie-Ernestine-Marie-Bertrand de Beauvoir was born on January 9, 1908 in Paris to Georges Bertrand and Françoise (Brasseur) de Beauvoir.
In 1943, de Beauvoir published L'Invitée (She Came to Stay, 1943), a fictionalized chronicle of her lesbian relationship with Olga Kosakiewicz, one of her students in the Rouen secondary school where she taught during the early 30s.
De Beauvoir says that this attitude has limited women's success by maintaining the perception that they are a deviation from the normal, and are outsiders attempting to emulate "normality".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Simone_de_Beauvoir   (1162 words)

De Beauvoir, it was implied as much as stated, was the mother-figure to generations of women, a symbol of all that they could be, and a powerful demonstration of a life of freedom and autonomy (Evans 1).
De Beauvoir's experience with space and nature is the final key relationship that was instrumental in shaping her ideas and convictions as an adult.
De Beauvoir's sexual relationship with Sartre was defined and defended in light of the existential emphasis on the invaluable importance of freedom as an individual.
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 Beauvoir, Simone de [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Simone de Beauvoir was born on January 9, 1908 in Paris to Georges Bertrand de Beauvoir and Françoise (née) Brasseur.
Beauvoir, on the contrary, always wanted to be a writer and a teacher, rather than a mother and a wife and pursued her studies with vigor.
Beauvoir had been a deeply religious child as a result of her education and her mother's training, however, at the age of 14, she had a crisis of faith and decided definitively that there was no God.
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 Simone de Beauvoir
Fragile in that Beauvoir's philosophical legacy will be entangled with the fate of existentialism and feminism and with emerging judgments regarding the viability of a feminism that invokes existentialist categories, and of an existentialism that attends to the questions of embodied subjectivity through the lens of the question of woman/women.
Beauvoir's argument for ethical freedom proceeds concretely by analyzing the ways in which the adult's existence as a moral agent is conditioned by the fact that we all begin as children who find themselves embedded in a world already endowed with meaning.
Whether or not Beauvoir understood herself to be inaugurating this distinction, whether or not she followed this distinction to its logical/radical conclusions, or whether or not radical conclusions are justified are currently matters of feminist debate.
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 Simone de Beauvoir
Beauvoir wrote the work at a time when the final outcome of World War II was still unknown, but in the character of Jean she gave her support to the French Resistance.
De Beauvoir had met Algren in 1947 in the United States where she was on a lecture tour.
Beauvoir recalled in her memoirs, that once when Raymond Aron and Sartre had a series of conversations, she was excluded because her "mind moved too slowly for them." In general, Beauvoir differed from Sartre with her focusing on women's condition and tracing of sociopolitical, economic and ideological conditions behind freedom.
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 Simone de Beauvoir: Tutte le informazioni su Simone de Beauvoir su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Simone Lucie-Ernestine-Marie-Bertrand de Beauvoir, o più semplicemente Simone de Beauvoir (9 gennaio 1908 - 14 aprile 1986), è stata una scrittrice francese, ma anche una filosofa ed una femminista.
Simone de Beauvoir è considerata la madre del movimento femminista, nato in occasioni della contestazione studentesca del 1968.
Simone de Beauvoir morì il 14 aprile 1986 e venne seppellita al cimitero Montparnasse.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Simone de Beauvoir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sartre and Beauvoir’s correspondence, in which they anatomised their sexual conquests, represented a mode of mutual confession or transparency, sealing the pact they had made to be the only ‘necessary’ beings to each other’s lives.
Simone de Beauvoir was the daughter of impoverished conservative, upper-middle-class parents, who, in the first volume of Beauvoir’s autobiography, Mémoires d’une jeune fille rangée [Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter] (1958), are characterised as personifying the classic gender fissure in French culture between Catholic belief (her mother) and religious scepticism (her father).
Though Beauvoir certainly rejected the religious teaching she received through her Catholic education, the theology she studied at her primary and secondary Catholic schools from 1913-1926 formed the secure basis of her philosophical training and ignited her passion for philosophy.
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 Simone de Beauvoir
Simone de Beauvoir was born as Simone Lucie-Ernestine-Marie-Bartrand de Beauvoir on January 9, 1908 in Paris, France.
Most of Simone's works included her opinions of existentialism, the belief in individuality and freedom of individuality, as well as her feministic beliefs.
Through her own writings, Simone de Beauvoir became a forerunner of the feminist movement and was an advocate of existentialism.
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 The heart of Simone de Beauvoir Lisa Appignanesi - openDemocracy
I’ve taken to responding that de Beauvoir and her partner Jean-Paul Sartre were the Bob Geldof and Bono of France in the post-second-world-war years.
The Simone in love who signs herself in English “your loving little frog” is the same woman as the one who contemporaneously writes The Second Sex and sees her television interview with Radio Canada banned by the Archbishop of Quebec because of her views on religion and marriage.
Simone de Beauvoir was adamant that no matter how frightened one was, succumbing to the silencing pressure of these particular terrorists was not a possibility.
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 Beauvoir - BEVERSTEIN ON: SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Simone de Beauvoir; It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we Simone de Beauvoir; That's what I consider true generosity.
Simone de Beauvoir is often credited as the foremother of second wave feminism.
Simone de Beauvoir was a philosopher and writer of notable range and influence whose Reading Simone de Beauvoir with Martin Heidegger Eva Gothlin; 3.
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 Glossary of People: De   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Schooled in private institutions, de Beauvoir attended the Sorbonne, where, in 1929, she passed her agrégation in philosophy and met Jean-Paul Sartre, beginning a free, lifelong association with him.
Simone de Beauvoir revealed herself as a woman of formidable courage and integrity, whose life supported her thesis: the basic options of an individual must be made on the premises of an equal vocation for man and woman founded on a common structure of their being, independent of their sexuality.
De Leon described the aim of the ASL to be elected as a 'shield' to neutralise the power of the state, with the One Big Union (OBU) as the 'sword' to take and hold the means of production and administer the economy of a future socialist society.
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 Simone de Beauvoir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In doing this, de Beauvoir argues, against Sartre, that there are circumstances when Bad Faith (Sartre’s most famous contribution defined as the phenomenon of self-deception) does not apply: in circumstances when one is unable to recognise the potential freedom in one’s situation.
Similarly, de Beauvoir shows that women, in living attuned to the world of the other, were ignorant of their own ability to recognise freedom.
De Beauvoir has only recently begun to be taken seriously as a philosopher, though her work has shown all along that she not only supported Sartre’s argument but that she made significant new contributions.
www.philosophers.co.uk /cafe/phil_oct2001.htm   (900 words)

 Philosophers : Simone De Beauvoir
De Beauvoir taught high school while developing the basis for her philosophical thought between 1931 and 1943.
Following in the tradition of the 18th century 'gadfly' philosophe's, De Beauvoir used her background in formal philosophy to voice her sentiments on feminism and existentialism.
Jean-Paul Sartre and De beauvoir met after her studies in the Sorbonne, the beginning of a friendship which lasted until his death in 1980.
www.trincoll.edu /depts/phil/philo/phils/beauvoir.html   (463 words)

 BBC Online - The Works   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) is one of the great names in literary history.
He took her to live with him in his one room in Chicago's Polish quarter; she was astonished and moved by the dime dances, the strip joints and police line-ups that Algren frequented looking for material for his books.
She could not bring herself to move to Chicago, as this would mean leaving Sartre, and he could not move away from the source of the raw material for his novels.
www.bbc.co.uk /works/s4/beauvoir   (511 words)

 Simone de Beauvoir / Philosophical Writings
Despite growing interest her philosophy, Beauvoir remains widely misunderstood and is typically portrayed as a mere philosophical follower of her companion, Jean-Paul Sartre.
Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) was a French existentialist philosopher who pioneered a literary-philosophical method in her work, including Ethics of Ambiguity (1946) and The Second Sex (1949), as well as in her novels, play, and multi-volume autobiography.
Margaret A. Simons is a professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and author of Beauvoir and the Second Sex.
www.press.uillinois.edu /f04/beauvoir.html   (540 words)

 'A Transatlantic Love Affair: Letters To Nelson Algren' by Simone de Beauvoir
Simone de Beauvoir belongs to that select sorority of women in whom there is, apparently, inexhaustible public interest.
De Beauvoir delighted in her “Division Street Dostoievski.” She readily admitted that, at age 39, she had entered into the first sexually fulfilling relationship of her life.
Perhaps De Beauvoir's letters are most remarkable for what they lack; there is hardly any discussion of the substance of her work or the intellectual issues that were consuming her.
www.post-gazette.com /books/reviews/19981129review147.asp   (823 words)

 Simone de Beauvoir Resources at Erratic Impact's Feminism Web
Simone de Beauvoir is one of the 20th Century's premiere philosophers in both existentialism and feminism.
This brief text assists students in understanding De Beauvoir's philosophy and thinking so that they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content.
Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir The Gendered Phenomenologies, Erotic Generosities - Debra B. Bergoffen.
www.erraticimpact.com /~feminism/html/de_beauvoir.htm   (297 words)

 Amazon.com: Simone de Beauvoir : A Biography: Books: Deirdre Bair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
De Beauvoir's extraordinary, long relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre is the focus of this portrait, which combines literary biography, intellectual and oral history and feminist theory.
Tete-a-Tete : Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre by Hazel Rowley
I wanted to read it as a companion to de Beauvoir's autobiographical series and was particularly grateful to Bair for pointing out incidents in which de Beauvoir "guilded the lily" when she recounted her own life.
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 AllRefer.com - Simone de Beauvoir (French Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Simone de Beauvoir[sEmOn´ du bOvwAr´] Pronunciation Key, 1908–86, French author.
A leading exponent of the existentialist movement, she is closely associated with Jean-Paul Sartre.
Beauvoir taught philosophy at several colleges until 1943, after which she devoted herself to writing.
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 Beauvoir, Simone de on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Beauvoir's time/our time: the Renaissance in Simone de Beauvoir Studies.
Simone de Beauvoir's Notions of Appeal, Desire, and Ambiguity and their Relationship to Jean-Paul Sartre's Notions of Appeal and Desire.
Simone de Beauvoir and the politics of privilege.(Critical Essay)
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 Women's Equity Resource Center
Writer, intellectual, feminist, rebel, Simone de Beauvoir was always an independent thinker.
In her writing life, Simone de Beauvoir wrote both fiction and nonfiction.
Simone de Beauvoir never accepted for the role society had created for her gender.
www2.edc.org /WomensEquity/women/beauvoir.htm   (168 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Books | Authors | Beauvoir, Simone de
Her frequently autobiographical works built up both a practical yet rigorous philosophy and a portrait of 40 years of the French intellectual scene: the major theme was individual choice and responsibility.
Though de Beauvoir habitually referred to herself as Sartre's "disciple", who influenced whom most over their half-century association is hard to say, and she is currently gaining her own disciples who see her as the driving force behind their ideas.
Simone de Beauvoir: A Critical Reader, edited by Elizabeth Fallaize, brings together a number of critical views.
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 Simone de Beauvoir
de Beauvoir bibliography compiled by Theodore A. Toadvine, Jr., Ph.D. de Beauvoir Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You
Autobiographical Tightropes : Simone De Beauvoir, Nathalie Surraute, Marguerite Duras, Monique Wittig, and Maryse Conde
Feminist Interpretations of Simone De Beauvoir (Re-Reading the Canon)
www.mythosandlogos.com /debeauvoir.html   (330 words)

 Simone de Beauvoir: Primary Sources
"Deux entretiens de Simone de Beauvoir avec Francis Jeanson." In Simone de Beauvoir ou l'enterprise de vivre, by Francis Jeanson, 251-256; 279-297.
Preface to Simone de Beauvoir ou le refus d'indifférence, by Laurent Gagnebin.
In Simone de Beauvoir and the Demystification of Motherhood, by Yolanda Astarita Patterson, 319-347.
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 de Beauvoir
Born and educated in Paris, Simone de Beauvoir was among the first women permitted to complete a program of study at the École Normale Supérieure.
) (1949), de Beauvoir traced the development of male oppression through historical, literary, and mythical sources, attributing its contemporary effects on women to a systematic objectification of the male as a positive norm.
Her works of fiction focus on women who take responsibility for themselves by making life-altering decisions, and the many volumes of her own autobiography exhibit the application of similar principles in reflection on her own experiences.
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