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The Resource Simone de Beauvoir, Ladelle McWhorter, (electronic resource e-audio)

Simone de Beauvoir, Ladelle McWhorter, (electronic resource e-audio)

Label
Simone de Beauvoir
Title
Simone de Beauvoir
Statement of responsibility
Ladelle McWhorter
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Simone de Beauvoir is best known for her association with the French Existentialist movement of the 1940s (a close relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre), and for the book that many claim gave birth to the feminist theory in the twentieth century, The Second Sex. Beauvoir was trained as a philosopher; she was the ninth woman in France ever to receive a doctorate in philosophy and, in 1929 at the age of twenty-one, the youngest person ever to earn the degree. But throughout her life, she thought of herself primarily as a novelist. Beauvoir's formative experiences - in particular her severe middle-class Catholic upbringing, her loss of faith at the age of fourteen, and the death of a dear girlhood friend - convinced her that life's meaning is found not in abstractions or cosmic and universal theories, but in the decisions individual people make day to day. She rejected the building of philosophical systems in favor of carefully examining everyday life, which she explored in her novels and later in her autobiographical writings. Beauvoir held firmly to the basic principle of Existentialism, that human beings are in no way bound by any kind of natural law or divine plan. We are free to create ourselves out of the resources in our society and environment; over time, our choices make us who and what we are. Thus the central philosophical question for Beauvoir is always: How shall I live? She is concerned always with ethics: values, choices, and actions. She believes that we are radically free, yet also finite; her work (especially The Second Sex) explores the tensions that exist between our liberty and our finitude, between our inalienable freedom to choose and the constraints imposed by the choices of others. She argues against nihilism and ethical relativism, insisting that we all have an obligation to affirm both our own radical freedom and the freedom of others in all that we do. Wherever freedom is denied (for example, wherever there is sexism, racism, or colonialism) each one of us has a moral obligation to intervene. By whatever means necessary, we are obligated to reestablish the freedom of our fellow human beings. Freedom for all therefore must be our highest value - for without it, we lose our very humanity
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1960-
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McWhorter, Ladelle
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Lynn Redgrave
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1943-2010
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  • Redgrave, Lynn
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  • Women and literature
  • Women authors, French
  • Philosophy, Modern
Target audience
general
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Label
Simone de Beauvoir, Ladelle McWhorter, (electronic resource e-audio)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10027094
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spoken word
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (180 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781433238895
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digital.
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10027094
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MWT10027094
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Label
Simone de Beauvoir, Ladelle McWhorter, (electronic resource e-audio)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10027094
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (180 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781433238895
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10027094
Publisher number
MWT10027094
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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(MWT)MWT10027094
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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