Recovering Early Modern Women's Ideas: Texts and Contexts

December 4, 2023
Philosophy Department, Monash University

Monash University Caulfield Campus


Monash University

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This one-day workshop will explore recent work in the recovery of women’s philosophical ideas in the early modern period, spanning from the early seventeenth century to the Enlightenment period in late eighteenth-century England and Europe.

It will focus on a range of ethical, political, and feminist issues including: Stoicism in Elizabeth I's ideal of just rule, the political thought of Lucy Hutchinson, Anne Conway & gender essentialism, Mary Astell & virtue epistemology, equality & elitism in women's philosophy of friendship, and women's republicanism of the late eighteenth century.

Speakers include:

Diana Barnes (UNE)

Eden Blazejak (Adelaide)

Jacqueline Broad (Monash)

Jessica Gordon-Roth (UMN)

Karen Green (UMelb)

Lisa Hill (Adelaide)

Nancy Kendrick (Wheaton)

Michaela Manson (Monash)

Kylie Shahar (UMN)

To register for the event and to receive further information, please contact the organiser, Jacqueline Broad ([email protected]) by 27 November 2023.

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November 27, 2023, 9:00am +10:00

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