Women Philosophers of the Early Modern Period

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  • Copyright: 1994-10-01
  • Publisher: Hackett Pub Co Inc

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An important collection 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.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Princess Elisabeth of Bohemiap. 9
Selections from Her Correspondence with Descartesp. 11
Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastlep. 22
Selections from Philosophical Lettersp. 24
Anne Viscountess Conwayp. 46
Selections from The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophyp. 48
Damaris Cudworth, Lady Mashamp. 77
Selections from Her Correspondence with Leibnizp. 80
Mary Astellp. 96
Selections from A Serious Proposal to the Ladiesp. 99
Catharine Trotter Cockburnp. 126
Selections from A Defense of Mr. Locke's Essay of Human Understandingp. 128
Lady Mary Shepherdp. 147
Selections from Essays on the Perception of an External Universep. 149
Bibliographyp. 160
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