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PHIL 2101: Introduction to Philosophy: de Beauvoir

OER for Prof. Dunn and Prof. Kang

About Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir was born in Paris, France, in 1908. When she was 21, De Beauvoir met Jean-Paul Sartre, forming a partnership and romance that would shape both of their lives and philosophical beliefs. De Beauvoir published countless works of fiction and nonfiction during her lengthy career—often with existentialist themes—including 1949’s The Second Sex, which is considered a pioneering work of the modern feminism movement. De Beauvoir also lent her voice to various political causes and traveled the world extensively. She died in Paris in 1986 and was buried with Sartre.

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Moshe Milner. (1967, March 14). Simone de Beauvoir in 1967. Retrieved October 31, 2018, from

Biography source: Editors. (2018, February 27). Simone de Beauvoir Biography. Retrieved October 31, 2018, from

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