Explore the life and works of Simone de Beauvoir, the author of “The Second Sex” and existentialist philosopher who influenced early feminist theory.
At the age of 21, Simone de Beauvoir became the youngest person to take the philosophy exams at France’s most esteemed university. But as soon as she mastered the rules of philosophy, she wanted to break them. Her desire to explore the physical world to its fullest would shape her life, and eventually, inspire radical new philosophies. Iseult Gillespie explores the life of the revolutionary thinker.
Lesson by Iseult Gillespie, directed by Sarah Saidan.
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