Existence Precedes Essence.The Second Sex, published in 1949, is one of Simone de Beauvoir's most famous and most shocking work, during it's time. One of de Beauvoir's greatest influences waspartly explained by her exceptional position in a male-dominated, intellectual world of French existentialism. One intellectual and influential role in de Beauvoir's life, was her relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre, a famous French existentialist. From the time this couple fell in love at the Sorbing until Sartre's
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in a male-dominated, intellectual world of French existentialism was an exceptional achievement for a woman of her time. Simone de Beauvoir influenced many woman to take control of their environment, their choices, and their existence. The logic throughout the book is a great advisement for a female to read and carry through into her life and intellect. The Second Sex, published in 1949, is one of Simone de Beauvoir's greatest influence on female individualism and existentialism.