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The Routledge Handbook of Women and Early Modern European Philosophy



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ISBN 9781138212756
June 13, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Women and Early Modern European Philosophy is an outstanding reference source for the wide range of philosophical contributions made by women writing in Europe from about 1560 to 1780. It shows the range of genres and methods used by women writing in these centuries in Europe, thus encouraging an expanded understanding of our historical canon. Comprised of 46 chapters by a team of contributors from all over the globe, including early career researchers, the Handbook is divided into the following sections: 

I. Context
II. Themes
     A. Metaphysics and Epistemology
     B. Natural Philosophy
     C. Moral Philosophy
     D. Social-Political Philosophy
III. Figures
IV. State of the Field

The volume is essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy who are interested in expanding their understanding of the richness of our philosophical past, including in order to offer expanded, more inclusive syllabi for their students. It is also a valuable resource for those in related fields like gender and women’s studies; history; literature; sociology; history and philosophy of science; and political science.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction

Karen Detlefsen and Lisa Shapiro

 PART I: CONTEXT

2. Women and Institutions in Early Modern Europe
Carol Pal

3

Lisa Shapiro

Canon, Gender, and Historiography

4

Karen Detlefsen

Method, Genre, and the Scope of Philosophy

 

 

 

 

PART II

THEMES

 

 

PART IIA: METAPHYSICS AND EPISTEMOLOGY

5

Marcy Lascano

God, Freedom, and Perfection in Conway, Astell, and du Châtelet

6

Tad Schmaltz

Vitalistic Causation: More, Conway, Cavendish

7

Marleen Rozemond and Alison Simmons

It’s all Alive! Cavendish and Conway against Dualism

8

Emily Thomas

Cavendish, Conway, and Cockburn on Matter

9

Martina Reuter

Skepticism

10

David Cunning

Ways of Knowing

 

 

 

 

 

PART IIB: NATURAL PHILOSOPHY

11

Geoffrey Gorham

Space and Time

12

Anne-Lise Rey

Method and Explanation

13

Andrew Janiak & Bryce Gessell

Physics and Optics: Agnesi, Bassi, Du Châtelet

14

Gideon Manning

Women, Medicine, and the Life Sciences

15

Louise Daoust

Theories of Perception

 

 

 

 

 

PART IIC: MORAL PHILOSOPHY

16

Deborah Boyle

Early Modern Women and the Metaphysics of Free Will

17

Allauren Forbes

Friendship as a Means to Freedom

18

Amy Schmitter

Managing Mockery: Reason, Passions and the Good Life among Early Modern Women Philosophers

19

Sandrine Berges

Virtue and Moral Obligation

20

Marguerite Deslauriers

Men, Women, Equality and Difference

 

 

 

 

 

PART IID: SOCIAL-POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

21

Kelin Emmett

Autonomy and Marriage

22

Hasana Sharp

Slavery and Servitude in 17th Century Feminism: Arcangela Tarabotti and Gabrielle Suchon

23

Margaret Watkins

Race and Gender in Early Modern Philosophy: How Amo and Astell Wrote behind the Veil

24

Michaela Manson

Early Modern European Women and the Philosophy of Education: van Schurman, Pascal, Maintenon and Astell

25

Charlotte Sabourin

Critical Perspectives on Religion

26

Patrick Ball

Beauty, Gender, and Power from Marinelli to Wollstonecraft

27

Alan Coffee

Theories of the State

 

 

 

 

PART III

FIGURES

28

Sandra Plastina

Italian Women Philosophers in the Sixteenth Century: from a critique of the Aristotelian gender paradigm to an affirmation of the excellence of women

29

Jorge Secada

Teresa de Ávila on Self-Knowledge

30

Marie-Frederique Pellegrin

(Self-)portraits between two gowns: Marie de Gournay

31

John Conley

Madeleine de Scudéry: Moral Philosophy in a Gendered Key

32

Tom Stoneham and Peter West

The Unorthodox Margaret Cavendish

33

Christia Mercer and Olivia Branscum

Anne Conway

34

Julie Walsh

Gabrielle Suchon on Women’s Freedom

35

Adriana Clavel-Vázquez and Sergio Gallegos

The Socratic Pedagogy of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

36

Jacqueline Broad

Mary Astell (1666–1731)

37

Patricia Sheridan

Agency, Virtue, and Fitness in the Moral Philosophies of Damaris Masham and Catharine Trotter Cockburn

38

Katherine Brading

Du Châtelet and the Philosophy of Physics

39

Rebecca Wilkin and Sonja Ruud

The Real Consequences of Imaginary Things: Louise Dupin’s Critique of Sexist Historiography

40

Karen Green

Catharine Macaulay’s philosophy and her influence on Mary Wollstonecraft

41

Aaron Garrett

Phillis Wheatley and the Limits of History of Philosophy

42

Lena Halldenius

Mary Wollstonecraft

43

Getty Lustila

Remorse and Moral Progress in Sophie de Grouchy’s Letters on Sympathy

44

Antonia Lolordo

Mary Shepherd (1777-1847)

45

Corey Dyck

Women and Philosophy in the German Context

 

 

 

 

PART IV

STATE OF THE FIELD

46

Sarah Hutton

What difference? The Renaissance of Women Philosophers

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Editor(s)

Biography

Karen Detlefsen is Vice Provost for Education and Professor of Philosophy and Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She is editor of Descartes' Meditations: A Critical Guide (2013) and co-editor with Jacqueline Broad of Women and Liberty, 1600-1800: Philosophical Essays (2017).

Lisa Shapiro is Professor of Philosophy and Dean of Arts at McGill University. From 2002-2022 she was a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University. She is the translator and editor of The Correspondence of Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes (2007), co-editor of Emotions and Cognitive Life in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy (2013), editor of Pleasure: A History (2018), and co-editor of Modern Philosophy: An Anthology (2022).