Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir(1908-86) was a leadig existentialist and feminist philosopher of the 20th century. Along with Sartre, whom she credits as a moajor philosophical influence, she contributed significantly to the development of existentialism. Her seminal work, The Second Sex, surveys the history of male oppression throughout history. She co-edited the influential left-wing magazine, Les Temps modernes.

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