Women Philosophers of the Early Modern Period / Edition 1

Women Philosophers of the Early Modern Period / Edition 1

by Margaret Atherton
     
 

An important selection from the largely unknown writings of women philosophers of the early modern period. Each selection is prefaced by a headnote giving a biographical account of its author and setting the piece in historical context. Atherton’s Introduction provides a solid framework for assessing these works and their place in modern philosophy.

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An important selection from the largely unknown writings of women philosophers of the early modern period. Each selection is prefaced by a headnote giving a biographical account of its author and setting the piece in historical context. Atherton’s Introduction provides a solid framework for assessing these works and their place in modern philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872202597
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1994
Series:
Philosophers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
526,835
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia9
Selections from Her Correspondence with Descartes11
2Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle22
Selections from Philosophical Letters24
3Anne Viscountess Conway46
Selections from The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy48
4Damaris Cudworth, Lady Masham77
Selections from Her Correspondence with Leibniz80
5Mary Astell96
Selections from A Serious Proposal to the Ladies99
6Catharine Trotter Cockburn126
Selections from A Defense of Mr. Locke's Essay of Human Understanding128
7Lady Mary Shepherd147
Selections from Essays on the Perception of an External Universe149
Bibliography160

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