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One of the age-old questions of philosophy is what does it mean to live a good life? In this extraordinary book, scholar and writer, Julienne van Loon, applies a range of philosophical ideas to her own experience. Van Loon engages with the work of six leading contemporary thinkers and writers Rosi Braidotti, Nancy Holmstrom, Siri Hustvedt, Laura Kipnis, Julia Kristeva and Marina Warner through interrogating and enlivening their ideas on love, play, fear, work, wonder and friendship.
Her journey is intellectual and deeply personal, political and intimate at once. It introduces readers to six extraordinary women whose own deeply thoughtful work has much to offer all of us. They may transform our own views of what it means to live a good life.
About the Author
Julienne Van Loon is the author of three critically acclaimed novels: Road Story, Beneath the Bloodwood Tree and Harmless. She lives in Melbourne, where she holds a Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellowship with the writing and publishing program at RMIT University. Julienne's honours include the Australian/Vogel's Award and an appointment as Honorary Fellow in Writing with the University of Iowa.
The Thinking Woman is her first work of non-fiction.
ISBN: 9781742236308 ISBN-10: 1742236308 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 272 Published: 1st March 2019 Publisher: UNIV OF NEW SOUTH WALES P Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3