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How to be authentic : Simone de Beauvoir and the quest for fulfillment

Summary: "How to Be Authentic is a lively introduction to Simone de Beauvoir's philosophy of existentialism, as well as an exploration of the successes and failures that Beauvoir and other women have experienced in striving towards authenticity. Skye C. Cleary takes us through some of life's major relationships and milestones: friendship; romantic love; marriage; children; and death, and examines how each offers an opportunity for us to stretch toward authenticity. While many people don't get to choose their path in life--whether because of systemic oppression or the actions of other individuals--Cleary makes a compelling case that Beauvoir's ideas can help us become more conscious of living purposefully, thoughtfully, and with vitality, and she shows us how to do so in responsible ways that invigorate every person's right to become poets of their own lives."--

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  • ISBN: 9781250271358
  • ISBN: 1250271355
  • Physical Description: print
    xxix, 322 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2022.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-266) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Part I: Formative years. Existential infrastructure -- Growing up -- Part II: Situations. Friendship -- Romantic love -- Marriage -- Motherhood -- Aging -- Death -- Part III: Toward fulfillment. Self-sabotage -- Happiness -- Rebellion.
Subject: Beauvoir, Simone de 1908-1986
Beauvoir, Simone de 1908-1986
Authenticity (Philosophy)
Authenticity (Philosophy)
Science Social aspects
Genre: Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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Homer Public Library 142.78 CLE (Text) 000167009 New Books Checked out 03/30/2023

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