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  • zaw thein
    Dear Nitai Would you share with me some of the important, relevant excerpts from the newly-published book Sex and Philosophy if and when you ve read it. I
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      Dear Nitai

      Would you share with me some of the important, relevant
      excerpts from the newly-published book " Sex and Philosophy"
      if and when you've read it.
      I live in a place where books , above all else , is hard to come
      by.
      Thanks.

      zt

      On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 9:55 AM, C. S. Wyatt <existlist1@...> wrote:

      > --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com <existlist%40yahoogroups.com>, Nitai
      > Joseph <Nitai@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > I just wanted to bring everyones attention to a new book called "Sex
      > > and Philosophy" which explores de Beauvoir's role in "Sarte's"
      > > philosophical acheivements. I have not read it, but it was recommended
      > > by a friend, she thought it was fascinating.
      >
      > I own nine biographies of Simone de Beauvoir, specifically, and nearly 30
      > books on Sartre
      > (most with quite a bit on SdB). Since the mid-1990s, there has been an
      > increasing
      > realization based on archival materials that Simone wrote a lot of notes
      > and outlines that
      > were then used by Jean-Paul for his works. She considered this "research"
      > for him, but it
      > was a lot more than what any student or colleague does for me.
      >
      > She was probably "smarter" than him (whatever that might mean), which is
      > how she
      > managed to place second to him on exams he had already failed once. She was
      > more
      > accurate when citing other philosophers (a point Sartre's instructors made
      > about his
      > scholarship), and more dedicated to details.
      >
      > But... he was charisma in an odd package. Charisma and passion for
      > political causes took
      > him very far. Plus, she had a very odd weakness for Sartre.
      >
      > The books I own are listed on the Existential Primer pages. They are cited
      > as I compile the
      > biographical sketches.
      >
      > - CSW
      >
      >
      >


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