Simone de Beauvoir

Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir (French pronunciation: [simɔn də bovwaʁ] ( listen); 9 Januar 1908 – 14 Aprile 1986) wis a French writer, intellectual, exeestentialist filosofer, poleetical activist, feminist an social theorist. Tho she did nae consider hersel a filosofer, she haed a signeeficant influence on baith feminist exeestentialism an feminist theory.[2]

Simone de Beauvoir
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De Beauvoir in 1968
BornSimone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir
9 Januar 1908(1908-01-09)
Paris, Fraunce
Died14 Apryle 1986(1986-04-14) (aged 78)
Paris, Fraunce
Alma materVarsity o Paris (BA/MA)
École Normale Supérieure (na degree)
Era20t-century filosofie
RegionWastren filosofie
Main interests
Notable ideas
SignaturSimone de Beauvoir (signature).jpg

De Beauvoir wrote novelles, essays, biografies, autobiografie an monographs on filosofie, politics, an social issues. She wis kent for her 1949 treatise The Seicont Sex, a detailed analysis o weemen's oppression an a foondational tract o contemporar feminism; an for her novelles, includin She Cam tae Stay an The Mandarins. She wis an aw kent for her lifelang relationship wi French filosofer Jean-Paul Sartre.


  1. Wendy O'Brien, Lester Embree (eds.), The Existential Phenomenology of Simone de Beauvoir, Springer, 2013, p. 40.
  2. Bergoffen, Debra, "Simone de Beauvoir", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2010 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <>.