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Next talk: An Interview on Simone de Beauvour's 'The Second Sex' with Julia Bebington Tuesday 14 March 2017

Abstract:
Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986) wrote The Second Sex in 1949, and it seems is still relevant today.  I will ask Julia questions about the book and de Beauvoir's reasons for writing it.  We will look at de Beauvour's early life and times at the Sorbonne;  her personal and intellectual relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre; and her "take" on existentialism, including whether it differed from that of Sartre and if so in what way.