Articles

Articles highlighting and developing ideas and arguments from the book:

Climbing Trees and Raising Children with Simone de Beauvoir. <read online>
Short article at New Statesman magazine online.
Simone de Beauvoir’s philosophy entails an existentialist approach to parenting.

Against Type. <read online>
Essay article at Aeon online magazine.
The existentialist philosophies of Simone de Beauvoir and Frantz Fanon offer important insights into the nature of prejudice.

Sedimentation: the Existentialist Challenge to Stereotypes. <read online>
Short article at Aeon online magazine.
We are not the puppets of inherited ideologies. We can actively reshape the outlooks that quietly guide our behaviour.

The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Existentialist. <read online>
Short article on the OUP Blog website.
“And thus, as if by magic, one of the two original existentialists had disappeared from view … Why did this happen?”

Underrated Existentialist Classics. <read online>
book cover of The Meaning of Life and the Great PhilosophersInterview with Nigel Warburton at Five Books website.
Central themes of Rethinking Existentialism in the form of reading recommendations.

Bad Faith and the Unconscious. Revised version. <pdf 175kb>
The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. Hugh LaFolette, John Deigh, and Sarah Stroud, second edition. Wiley, 2020.
Sartre’s theory of self-deception succeeds where Freud’s fails, but Beauvoir’s existentialism might do even better.

Beauvoir and the Meaning of Life. <pdf 106kb>
The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers, ed. Stephen Leach and James Tartaglia. Routledge, 2018.
Simone de Beauvoir offers a single argument that authenticity is morally required and that immoral behaviour is absurd.