Thinker of the Week: Simone deBeauvoir


Full Name: Simone Ernestine Lucie Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir

Born: 1908

Died: 1986

Hometown: Paris, France

Fave Subjects: How to Be Good, Freedom, Power

Career Highlights:

  • the youngest person to ever pass the agregation exam in France
  • wrote novels, short stories, essays, philosophy and travel stories
  • fought for women to be treated as equals
  • won major awards for her writing and her freedom fighting
  • had a square and a bridge named after her in Paris

Big Question:

How can being free make people happy?

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