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Women and Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Corey W. Dyck


This volume showcases the vibrant and diverse contributions on the part of women in eighteenth-century Germany and explores their under-appreciated influence upon philosophical debate in this period. The women profiled in this volume include Sophie of Hanover, Dorothea Christiane Erxleben, Johanna Charlotte Unzer, Wilhelmina of Bayreuth, Amalia Holst, Henriette Herz, Elise Reimarus, and Maria von Herbert. Notably, their contributions span the range of philosophical topics in metaphysics, logic, and aesthetics, to moral and political philosophy, and pertain to the main philosophical movements i ... More

Keywords: history of German philosophy, history of feminism, women, Kant, Leibniz, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198843894
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198843894.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Corey W. Dyck, editor
Professor of Philosophy and Faculty Scholar for Arts and Humanities, Western University

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Corey W. Dyck

Part I Women and the Leibnizian- Wolffian Philosophy

2 A Modern Diotima

Stefanie Buchenau

Part II The Question of Education

Part III Women and the Great Debates

6 Elise Reimarus

Reed Winegar

Part IV Kant and the Kantian Legacy

Part V Women on Self-Formation

Part VI Echoes

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