The Thinking Woman
Paperback | Mar 2019 | NewSouth | 9781742236308 | 272pp | 234x153mm | Forthcoming | GEN | AUD$34.99, NZD$39.99
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.