The Riddle of Influence
While many scholars consider Simone de Beauvoir an important philosopher in her own right, thorny issues of mutual influence between her thought and that of Jean-Paul Sartre have not been settled definitively. This title features an international group of scholars who explore the philosophical and literary relationship between Beauvoir and Sartre.
While many scholars consider Simone de Beauvoir an important philosopher in her own right, thorny issues of mutual influence between her thought and that of Jean-Paul Sartre still have not been settled definitively. Some continue to believe Beauvoir's own claim that Sartre was the philosopher and she was the follower even though their relationship was far more complex than this proposition suggests. Christine Daigle, Jacob Golomb, and an international group of scholars explore the philosophical and literary relationship between Beauvoir and Sartre in this penetrating volume. Did each elaborate a philosophy of his or her own? Did they share a single philosophy? Did the ideas of each have an impact on the other? How did influences develop and what was their nature? Who influenced whom most of all? A crisscrossed picture of mutual intricacies and significant differences emerges from the skilful and sophisticated exchange that takes place here.
List of AbbreviationsIntroduction / Christine Daigle and Jacob Golomb; 1. Getting the Beauvoir We Deserve / Debra Bergoffen; 2. Where Influence Fails: Embodiment in Beauvoir and Sartre / Christine Daigle; 3. The Question of Reciprocal Self-abandon to the Other: Beauvoir's Influence on Sartre / Guillermine de Lacoste; 4. Beauvoir and Sartre on Freedom, Intersubjectivity, and Normative Justification / Matthew C. Eshelman; 5. Sartre and Beauvoir on Hegel's Master-Slave Dialectic and the Question of the "Look" / Debbie Evans; 6. Beauvoir, Sartre, and Patriarchy's History of Ideas / Edward Fullbrook; 7. Psychoanalysis of Things: Objective Meanings or Subjective Projections? / Sara Heinsmaa; 8. Beauvoir, Sartre, and the Problem of Alterity / Michel Kail; Translated by Kevin W. Gray; 9. Moving Beyond Sartre: Constraint and Judgment in Beauvoir's "Moral Essays" and The Mandarins / Sonia Kruks; 10. Simone de Beauvoir's "Marguerite" as a Possible Source of Inspiration for Jean-Paul Sartre's "The Childhood of a Leader" / Eliane Lecarme-Tabone; Translated by Kevin W. Gray; 11. Taking a Distance: Exploring Some Points of Divergence Between Beauvoir and Sartre / William L. McBride; 12. Anne, Ou Quand Prime Le Spirituel: Beauvoir and Sartre Interact: From Parody, Satire, and Tragedy to Manifesto of Liberation / Adrian van den Hoven; 13. The Concept of Transcendence in Beauvoir and Sartre / Andrea Veltman; 14. Freedom F/Or the Other / Gail WeissBibliography; List of Contributors; Index