About the event

New York Society for Women in Philosophy’s Sue Weinberg Lecture Series

Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time in 2009, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork, The Second Sex (Le Deuxième sexe, 1949), is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness. Please join noted translators and philosophers as they discuss the history of this “feminist Bible,” the controversy over the different translations, and the effects of the translations on the meaning and legacy of de Beauvoir’s philosophical work.