Simone de Beauvoir

Version: Unabridged
Author: John Lachs , Prof Ladelle McWhorter
Narrator: Lynn Redgrave
Genres: Philosophy
Publisher: Knowledge Products
Published In: August 2006
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 57 minutes
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Author Details

Author Details

Lachs, John

Few professional philosophers enjoy a greater reputation, respect, and admiration than John Lachs. One of the leading interpreters of the American philosophical tradition, Lachs is Centennial Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. His previous books include "Intermediate Man" (1981), "The Relevance of Philosophy to Life" (1995), and "The Cost of Comfort" (1998).

McWhorter, Prof Ladelle

Ladelle McWhorter is the James Thomas Professor of Philosophy and professor of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at the University of Richmond. She is author of Bodies and Pleasures: Foucault and the Politics of Sexual Normalization. McWhorter is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and received her MA and PhD from Vanderbilt University.