Shannon M. Mussett is a Professor of Philosophy at Utah Valley University. She specializes in feminist theory, existentialism, German Idealism, and aesthetics. She publishes widely on the philosophy of G.W.F. Hegel and the philosophy and literature of Simone de Beauvoir. She is co-editor of both Beauvoir and the History of Philosophy from Plato to Butler (SUNY Press, 2012) and The Contradictions of Freedom: Philosophical Essays on Simone de Beauvoir’s ‘Les Mandarins’ (SUNY Press, 2006). Based on the work of Robert Smithson, she is currently writing a manuscript exploring the connection between entropic art and the history of philosophy.