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Author: Ladelle McWhorter Narrator: Lynn Redgrave Publisher: Knowledge Products Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The World of Philosophy Series Release Date: February 2006 ISBN: 9781481544016
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Simone de Beauvoir stands as a towering figure in the twentieth century's flowering of thought among women. There are probably more women philosophers alive today than in all of prior history, and their perspective brings new ideas and fresh approaches to old problems. We are just now beginning to understand women's unique contribution to philosophical thought.

The World of Philosophyseries is a dramatic presentation, in understandable language, of the concerns, questions, interests, and overall outlook of the world's great philosophers and philosophical traditions. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations gives you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 miso | 3/20/2013

    " awesome background material on sartre's drug habits. got my copy at the strand. boy was sartre a wanker. slash hot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendyjune | 2/11/2012

    " it was a big chewy book, that often repeated itself. I ploughed through it though, and maybe while not deeply entertaining it had great value. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 11/13/2011

    " I loved this, and I will miss it. Being an existentialist is all fun and games until your liver gets bad. Ah, well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 9/14/2011

    " She's an amazing woman. Inspiring, intellectually and emotionally. I'm determined to read everything she's ever written now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 10/4/2010

    " A fascinating read about this dynamic women. Though dry at times, Simone's life more than makes up for the slow sections. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lex | 5/31/2010

    " I don't remember the month that I read this. It was cold and I must have been bored. This book is huge and exhausting. But it REALLY helps you understand Simone de Beauvoir and modernity better. Do we really need to? I dunno. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suz | 1/7/2009

    " What a whirlwind! Not my usual genre but fascinating look at an unusual woman--brilliant, radical, unfettered and yet bound, open and yet closed emotionally and intellectually. Great portrayal of a complex personality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jarome | 12/11/2008

    " An absolutely amazing, sad and at times tiring read. I have a number of French friends and simply wanted to know more about this particular individual. Well written, it kept my interest even when there weren't interesting things going on. "

About the Author

Ladelle McWhorter is the James Thomas Professor of Philosophy and professor of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at the University of Richmond. She is author of Bodies and Pleasures: Foucault and the Politics of Sexual Normalization. McWhorter is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and received her MA and PhD from Vanderbilt University. 

About the Narrator

Lynn Redgrave, a member of Britain’s greatest acting family, is internationally known for her work on stage, screen, and television. As narrator of the World of Philosophy series, she brings to life the timeless and vital themes of the world’s great philosophical traditions.