Philosophy Salon: Simone de Beauvoir

Hosted by a current philosopher, the Philosophy Salon will explore important philosophers and their ideas over a two-hour period. Philosophers selected over the series will include a mix of thinkers from different periods, schools of thought, geographical locations and backgrounds. Participants will be presented with a biographical background of the philosopher and will be given an opportunity to discuss their key ideas.

PHILOSOPHER: SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR

Simone de Beauvoir was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist. She wrote novels, essays, biographies, autobiography and monographs on philosophy, politics and social issues. Born in Paris in 1908, she is known for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism.

In this Philosophy Salon we will explore some important ideas from the work of de Beauvoir, including discussions on the ambiguity of existence and the human condition; her thesis in The Second Sex in which she explores Woman as Other; and we will be taking a look at some of her literary work, in particular the novel She Came to Stay, a fictional account of Simone and Jean-Paul Sartre's relationship.

TIMETABLE

6.00 pm     Doors & The Clare Bar Bar Opens
7.00 pm     Welcome & Introduction
7.15 pm     Key Idea 1 & conversation
7.45 pm     Key Idea 2 & conversation
8.15 pm     Key Idea 3 & conversation
9.00 pm     Salon Concludes, Bar Open for Continued Conversation

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'One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.'
— Simone de Beauvoir

Facilitator

Tim med
Tim Dean is a philosopher and science writer. He has a PhD from the University of New South Wales on evolution and morality, and has an interest in ethics, the philosophy of biology, philosophy of science and moral psychology. He is an Honorary Associate in the Philosophy department at the University of Sydney. In 2015 he won the Australasian Association of Philosophy Media Professionals' Award for his writing on philosophy in New PhilosopherAcuity MagazineCosmos, ABC's The Drum and on Channel 10's The Project

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This event is proudly presented in partnership with The Old Clare Hotel.

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About Philosophy Salons

Hosted by a current philosopher, Philosophy Salons actively explore one important philosopher and their ideas over a social night of wine & cheese. Philosophers selected over these evenings include a mix of thinkers from different periods, schools of thought, geographical locations and backgrounds. Participants will be presented with a biographical background of the philosopher, along with three of their most relevant and proking ideas and will be given opportunities throughout the night to then discuss these in small groups, making for an interactive and social evening.

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Philosophy Salon: Simone de Beauvoir

$45

What:
Social
When and where:
  • Mon 11 Nov 2019 7pm – 9pm
    The Clare Bar at The Old Clare, 20 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008

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Full price: $45
Concession: $36
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