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Simone de Beauvoir: Freedom and forgiveness

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Simone de Beauvoir: Freedom and forgiveness
Footnotes to Plato is a TLS Online series appraising the works and legacies of the great thinkers and philosophers Soon after Simone de Beauvoir’s Le Deuxième Sexe (1949) was released in France to great fanfare and controversy, Blanche Knopf, the co-founder of the New York publishing house Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., heard about it. Excited by the buzz, and initially under the impression that it was a sex manual, she sought the advice of an expert in sexual behavior: a retired zoology professor and insect specialist named Howard M. Parshley. He told her that it was not dogmatically feminist, but...
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