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Translating La Deuxieme Sexe

Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex was first published in English in 1953.  Blanche Knopf, the wife of Alfred A. Knopf, discovered the book on a research trip to France, though she apparently thought that it was a sex manual. … Continue reading

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The Second Sex

Oh boy. Another long one. Here is the edition of The Second Sex I intend to purchase. Some comments in the reviews on the Amazon page complain that some of the translators’ choices are ill-advised, but the consensus seems to be … Continue reading

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Something to Consider

If people have the edition linked to below, you might find the “Introduction to the Critique of Political Economy” helpful. I did.

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Gender and Philosophical First Impressions

Here’s an article, “Name Five Women in Philosophy. Bet You Can’t“, that asks why the attrition rate between introductory philosophy classes and becoming a major in philosophy is so much higher for women than for men. I came up with more than … Continue reading

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The German Ideology

The votes are in.  The winner is clear. Buy this edition here. It is unclear exactly how many favors we have done ourselves by opting for the German Ideology, but we said we were going to read Marx. The schedule follows. … Continue reading

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A Muppet Critique

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Whither Derrida?

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