is a lecturer at Columbia University, the City College of New York, and Barnard College, and is the managing editor of the American Philosophical Association’s blog. Her latest book is Existentialism and Romantic Love (2015).
"A serious party neglects the underlying virtues of playfulness and generosity that make a party authentic."
Ayn Rand champions self-sufficiency, attacks altruism, demonizes public servants, and vilifies government regulations because they hinder individual freedom.
A less well-known facet of de Beauvoir's philosophy, particularly relevant today, is her political activism.