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Women and Liberty, 1600-1800: Philosophical Essays

Jacqueline Broad and Karen Detlefsen


This book addresses the theme of liberty as it is found in the writing of women philosophers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, or as it is theorized with respect to women and their lives. It covers both theoretical and practical philosophy, with chapters on problems in the metaphysics of free will (both human and divine), the liberty (or lack thereof) of women in their moral, personal lives as well as their social-political, public lives, and the interactions between the metaphysical and normative issues. The chapters draw upon writing of both women and men, and notably, upon a wide ... More

Keywords: liberty, women, feminism, metaphysics, ethics, social-political philosophy, genre, meta-philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198810261
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198810261.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacqueline Broad, editor
Monash University, Melbourne

Karen Detlefsen, editor
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

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