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Simone de Beauvoir: Feminist Thinker for Modern Times

Simone de Beauvoir influenced the worlds of philosophy, literature and politics - and the way we see women today. Rajan Datar and guests discuss her life, work and legacy

Simone de Beauvoir was a French philosopher and writer whose work exploring what it is to be a woman shaped feminist thinking today. A pioneering intellectual, she used her existential ideas around freedom and responsibility to shape her life, literature and politics.
Rajan Datar discusses her life and work with writers Claudine Monteil and Lisa Appignanesi, and philosopher Tove Pettersen.

Photo: Simone de Beauvoir (Getty Images)

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Tue 29 May 2018 23:06GMT

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