Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-7425-1336-5 • Paperback • December 2001 • $51.00 • (£39.00)
Eleanore Holveck is associate professor and former chair of the Philosophy Department at Duquesne University. She has written extensively on the philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir.
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Can a Woman Be a Philosopher? Reflections of a Beauvoirian Housemaid
Chapter 3 Simone de Beauvoir on Literature and Philosophy: Influences and Contemporaries—Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, Baruzi, Sartre, and Nizan
Chapter 4 Marguerite's Choice against the Spiritual Life: From the Eternal Feminine to the Platinum Blonde
Chapter 5 She Came to Stay: Beauvoir's Place in the Philosophical Tradition of Kant, Brenton, Husserl, and Hegel
Chapter 6 The Blood of Others: A Novel Approach to The Ethics of Ambiguity
Chapter 7 The Second Sex: European Science and Woman's Lived Experience
Chapter 8 The Mandarins: Lying to Save the Life of an Irresponsible Fashion Model or Why Can't a Woman Lie like a Man?
Chapter 9 The Other Woman: Simone de Beauvoir and Toni Morrison Sing the Blues
Chapter 10 Bibliography
Chapter 11 Index
Holveck offers a nuanced reading of the influences on Beauvoir thought, a careful critique of contemporary discussions of her work, and an original interpretation of Beauvoir's literature both in itself and in its importance for bringing Beauvoir's category of the other to discussions of class and race. Holveck's voice is strong and clear . . . careful and respectful; best of all it is funny and ironic. This book is a pleasure to read.
— Debra Bergoffen, Bishop Hamilton Lecturer in Philosophy, American University
"Holveck's project is both learned and daring, identifying many literary and philosophical allusions in Beauvoir's novels and challenging the philosophical status quo. I enjoyed it immensely. It is an invaluable resource for those interested in Beauvoir's philosophy and literary writings."
— Peg Simons, Department of Philosophical Studies, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville