Cartesianism and its Feminist Promise and Limits: The Case of Mary Astell

In Catherine Wilson & Stephen Gaukroger (eds.), Descartes and Cartesianism: Essays in Honour of Desmond Clarke. Oxford University Press (forthcoming)
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Abstract

In this paper, I consider Mary Astell's contributions to the history of feminism, noting her grounding in and departure from Cartesianism and its relation to women.

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Karen Detlefsen
University of Pennsylvania

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