The Legacy of Simone de Beauvoir by Emily Grosholz

Grosholz, Emily. The Legacy of Simone de Beauvoir. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

From the publisher:

This collection of new essays treats the historical, philosophical, and literary dimensions of Simone de Beauvoir’s thought, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of her most influential book, The Second Sex. A team of distinguished philosophers and literary critics locate her work in the intellectual and political upheavals that marked Paris in the 1930s and 1940s; analyze her philosophical links to 17th century rationalism, and to Kant, Hegel, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Simone Weil, and Heidegger; and study the connections between her philosophical and literary writings. Above all, the collection tackles the relationship between theory and concrete situation with fresh insight and renewed urgency.