In Simone de Beauvoir's Philosophy of Lived Experience, Eleanore Holveck presents Simone de Beauvoir's theory of literature and metaphysics, including its relationship to the philosophers Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Immanuel Kant, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Jean-Paul Sartre, with references to the literary tradition of Goethe, Maurice Barres, Arthur Rimbaud, Andre Breton, and Paul Nizan. The book provides a detailed philosophical analysis of Beauvoir's early short stories and several major novels, including The Mandarins and L'invitee.
Eleanore Holveck is associate professor and former chair of the Philosophy Department at Duquesne University. She has written extensively on the philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Can a Woman Be a Philosopher? Reflections of a Beauvoirian Housemaid Chapter 3 Simone de Beauvoir on Literature and Philosophy: Influences and Contemporaries-Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, Baruzi, Sartre, and Nizan Chapter 4 Marguerite's Choice against the Spiritual Life: From the Eternal Feminine to the Platinum Blonde Chapter 5 She Came to Stay: Beauvoir's Place in the Philosophical Tradition of Kant, Brenton, Husserl, and Hegel Chapter 6 The Blood of Others: A Novel Approach to The Ethics of Ambiguity Chapter 7 The Second Sex: European Science and Woman's Lived Experience Chapter 8 The Mandarins: Lying to Save the Life of an Irresponsible Fashion Model or Why Can't a Woman Lie like a Man? Chapter 9 The Other Woman: Simone de Beauvoir and Toni Morrison Sing the Blues Chapter 10 Bibliography Chapter 11 Index