The Prospect Podcast #96: Simone de Beauvoir’s philosophy, with Kate Kirkpatrick
How the philosopher with a theory of becoming became herself
Known as the philosopher who wrote The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir’s life has been the subject of much attention and intrigue. But her storied relationship with fellow existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre only scratches the surface of her vibrant and influential mind. King’s College philosopher Kate Kirkpatrick joins the Prospect Podcast to discuss Beauvoir’s philosophy and ethics, and her little-known work on the politics of ageing.
Kate Kirkpatrick’s Becoming Beauvoir is available with Bloomsbury.
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