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Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences
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Women, Philosophy and Science

Italy and Early Modern Europe

Editors: Ebbersmeyer, Sabrina, Paganini, Gianni (Eds.)

  • Focuses on the connections between female philosophical and scientific thought in Italy and Europe 
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  • Highlights the gender relations in the early modern period 
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  • Broadens our understanding of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century philosophy and science 
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This book sheds light on the originality and historical significance of women’s philosophical, moral, political and scientific ideas in Italy and early modern Europe. Divided into three sections, it starts by discussing the women philosophers’ engagement with the classical inheritance with regard to the works of Moderata Fonte, Tullia d'Aragona and Anne Conway. The next section examines the relationship between women philosophers and the new philosophy of nature, focusing on the connections between female thought and the new seventeenth- and eighteenth-century science, and discussing the work of Camilla Erculiani, Margherita Sarocchi, Margaret Cavendish, Mariangela Ardinghelli, Teresa Ciceri, Candida Lena Perpenti, and Alessandro Volta. The final section presents male philosophers’ perspectives on the role of women, discussing the place of women in the work of Giordano Bruno, Poulain de la Barre and the theories of Hobbes and Rawls. By exploring these women philosophers, writers and translators, the book offers a re-examination of the early modern thinking of and about women in Italy. 

About the authors

Sabrina Ebbersmeyer is an Associate Professor of History of Philosophy at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Working primarily on Renaissance and early modern philosophy, her research focuses on debates in moral psychology and philosophy of mind on humanism and gender in the historiography of philosophy. She has published work on numerous Renaissance and early modern philosophers, including Isotta Nogarola, Bernardino Telesio, Elisabeth of Bohemia and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. She is author of Homo agens (Berlin, New York: de Gruyter 2010), has edited the volume Emotional Minds (Berlin, New York: de Gruyter 2012) and translated the correspondence between Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes into German (München: Fink 2015).   Gianni Paganini (Università del Piemonte Orientale), fellow of the Research Center of the Accademia dei Lincei (Rome), edited the first atheist clandestine manuscript: Theophrastus redivivus (1659), 2 vols, Florence, La Nuova Italia, 1981–1982. He is also the author of Skepsis. Le Débat des modernes sur le scepticisme, Paris, Vrin, 2008, published by the Académie Française. In 2010, he won a prize for his work in philosophy, awarded by the Accademia dei Lincei (Rome). His current research focuses on 17th century philosophy (Hobbes, clandestine philosophy, history of early modern skepticism) and the Enlightenment (the connections between Hume and Diderot). He has edited works by Voltaire (Zadig), Hume (Dialog Concerning Natural Religion) and Hobbes (De motu, loco et tempore). 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women, Philosophy and Science
Book Subtitle
Italy and Early Modern Europe
Editors
  • Sabrina Ebbersmeyer
  • Gianni Paganini
Series Title
Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44548-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44548-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-44547-8
Series ISSN
2523-8760
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 219
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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