Women and Philosophy in Eighteenth Century Germany

Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming)
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Corey W. Dyck
University of Western Ontario
Abstract
Women and Philosophy in 18th Century Germany gathers for the first time an exceptional group of scholars with the explicit aim of composing a comprehensive portrait of the complex and manifold contributions on the part of women in 18th century Germany. Amidst the re-evaluation of the place of women in the history of early Modern philosophy, this vital and distinctive intellectual context has thus far been missing. As this volume will show, women intellectuals contributed crucially (directly and indirectly) to the development of German philosophy in the period, and this in spite of profound institutional, cultural, and religious obstacles. The volume's various contributions will show that we as historians and students of the period have much to learn from not only studying the published contributions of these neglected figures, but also from attending to the diverse and ingenious ways which they found for engaging (particularly) with their male contemporaries on the issues of the time.
Keywords history of feminism  anthropology  philosophy of education  metaphysics  aesthetics  rationalism  mendelssohn  abolitionism  kant
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