By Charlotte Greig
Susannah’s reliable boyfriend, Jason, is the precise foil for her pupil way of life. he's ten years older, an antiques broker, and owns a classy house that forestalls her from having to dwell within the seedy digs on campus. this fashion, she will take her philosophy significant very heavily and dabble within the social and sexual freedom of Seventies college lifestyles. yet conditions turn into extra advanced than Susannah would favor while she starts to have an affair together with her educational companion, Rob. quickly she is relationship males, lacking her lectures, exploring independence and feminism together with her girlfriends, and discovering herself in a very most unlikely limitation: she turns into pregnant. compelled to appear past her acquaintances and fans for help, she unearths aid and suggestion from the teachings of Kierkegaard and different ecu philosophers.
A Girl’s consultant to trendy eu Philosophy is a delightfully insightful, bittersweet coming-of-age romp, within which love is way from platonic and the mind—body difficulty a urgent truth. It even succeeds the place many introductions to philosophy have failed, by way of easily bringing to existence the significant tenets of an important eu philosophers of contemporary instances.
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