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Jun 08, 2021
| ISBN 9780241475232
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Jun 08, 2021 | ISBN 9780241475232
The groundbreaking writings on the philosophy of the individual by iconic feminist and social thinker, Simone de BeauvoirHow should we think and act in the world? These writings on the human condition by one of the twentieth century’s great philosophers explore the absurdity of our notions of good and evil, and show instead how we make our own destiny simply by being.Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives–and upended them. Now Penguin brings you a new set of the acclaimed Great Ideas, a curated library of selections from the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR was born in Paris in 1908. In 1929 she became the youngest person ever to obtain the agrégation in philosophy at the Sorbonne, placing second on the exam to Jean-Paul Sartre. de Beauvoir taught at lycées in Marseille and Rouen… More about Simone De Beauvoir
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