The Beauvoir Series


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The Beauvoir Series is a seven-volume collaborative project involving an international team of scholars in philosophy and French language and literature. The series will provide scholarly editions in English of Simone de Beauvoir's philosophical texts, including some only recently discovered, and ranging from her early writings as a philosophy student at the Sorbonne through her later essays on existentialist ethics and finally to a preface written in the last year of her life.

The publication of books in this series has been supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency; a translation grant from the French Ministry of Culture; and a Matching Funds grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

"Through the use of fresh translations and by directing our attention to the philosophical import of overlooked tests, this series calls on the philosophical community to add Beauvoir's name to the overly patriarchal canonical registry."--APA Newsletter

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link to catalog page, Diary of a Philosophy Student Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Pub Date: Cloth: November 2006; Paper: February 2021

The early life and thought of the French feminist philosopher   learn more...

link to catalog page, Philosophical Writings Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Pub Date: Cloth: February 2004; Paper: February 2021

The first complete, scholarly edition of Beauvoir's essays in English translation   learn more...

link to catalog page, Wartime Diary Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Pub Date: Cloth: December 2008; Paper: February 2021

Provocative insights into Beauvoir's philosophical and personal development during wartime   learn more...

link to catalog page, Feminist Writings Author: Simone de Beauvoir Edited by Margaret A. Simons and Marybeth Timmermann
Pub Date: Cloth: March 2015; Paper: February 2021

The philosopher's writings on, and engagement with, twentieth century feminism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Political Writings Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Pub Date: Cloth: July 2012; Paper: Feburary 2021

New translations illustrating Beauvoir's political engagement and cultural critique   learn more...

link to catalog page, Diary of a Philosophy Student Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Pub Date: Cloth: June 2019; Paper: February 2021

With the foundational feminist thinker as she accepts "the great adventure of being me"   learn more...

link to catalog page, Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Pub Date: Cloth: November 2011; Paper: February 2021

A landmark collection of Beauvoir's literary writings   learn more...