Kate Kirkpatrick is Lecturer in Religion, Philosophy and Culture at King’s College London. She has previously held posts at the University of Hertfordshire and the University of Oxford, where she taught the Philosophy and Feminism of Simone de Beauvoir. She is the author of several books and articles on Sartre, Beauvoir, and French existentialism, including Sartre and Theology and The Mystical Sources of Existentialist Thought. Her latest book is the biography Becoming Beauvoir: A Life.
Interviews with Kate Kirkpatrick
Simone de Beauvoir is remembered today as the pioneering feminist author of The Second Sex and a close companion of Jean Paul Sartre. But the scope of her intellectual contribution has long been underestimated, argues her latest biographer Kate Kirkpatrick, who offers an introduction to the landscape of Beauvoir’s works, from fiction to philosophy to life writing.
Interviews where books by Kate Kirkpatrick were recommended
Becoming Beauvoir: A Life
by Kate Kirkpatrick
Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher
by Armand D'Angour
A Theory of Jerks and Other Philosophical Misadventures
by Eric Schwitzgebel
Galileo's Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness
by Philip Goff
A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucius to Twitter
by Andrew Hui
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