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Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences
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Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618–1680): A Philosopher in her Historical Context

Editors: Ebbersmeyer, Sabrina, Hutton, Sarah (Eds.)

  • Showcases Elisabeth of Bohemia, an important but neglected woman philosopher
  • The first collection of studies on Elisabeth of Bohemia in English
  • Provides an interdisciplinary panarama of Elisabeth of Bohemia and her context
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This book showcases Elisabeth of Bohemia, Princess Palatine (1618-1680), one of the foremost female minds of the 17th century. Best known today for her important correspondence with the philosopher René Descartes, Elisabeth was famous in her own time for her learning, philosophical acumen, and mathematical brilliance. She was also well-connected in the seventeenth-century intellectual circles. Elisabeth’s status as a woman philosopher is emblematic of both the possibilities and limitations of women's participation in the republic of letters and of their subsequent fate in history. Few sources containing her own views survive, and until recently there has been no work on Elisabeth as a thinker in her own right. This volume brings together an international team of scholars to discuss her work from a cross-disciplinary perspective on the occasion of her fourth centenary. It is the first collection of essays to examine a range of her interests and to discuss them in relation to her historical context. The studies presented here discuss her educational background, her friendships and contacts, her interest in politics, religion, and astronomy, as well as her views on politics, her moral philosophy and her engagement with Cartesianism. The volume will appeal to historians of philosophy, historians of political thought, philosophers, feminists and seventeenth-century historians.

About the authors

Sabrina Ebbersmeyer is Associate Professor for the history of philosophy at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Working primarily on Renaissance and Early Modern philosophy, her research focusses on debates in moral psychology and philosophy of mind, on humanism and gender in the historiography of philosophy. She has published 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 letter exchange between Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes into German (München: Fink 2015).
Sarah Hutton is Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of York. She has pioneered research on the history of women philosophers. Her publications include a monograph, Anne Conway. A Woman Philosopher (CUP), Women Science and Medicine co-edited with Lynette Hunter (Alan Sutton), and a revised edition of Conway Letters (first published by Marjorie Nicolson). She has also published articles on Margaret Cavendish, Damaris Masham, Mary Astell and Émilie du Chatelet.

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eBook 85,59 €
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  • Due: September 19, 2021
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-71526-7
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618–1680): A Philosopher in her Historical Context
Editors
  • Sabrina Ebbersmeyer
  • Sarah Hutton
Series Title
Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2021
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
978-3-030-71527-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-71527-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-71526-7
Series ISSN
2523-8760
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 218
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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