Articles highlighting and developing ideas and arguments from the book:
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 sedimented outlook that guides 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>
Interview 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 is right that his own theory of self-deception succeeds where Freud’s fails, but Beauvoir’s existentialism might ground an even better theory.
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.