Revealing Voices: Simone Webb

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Mary Astell’s (1666-1731) treatise A Serious Proposal to the Ladies (1694, 1697) has been analysed as utopian literature, a proto-feminist text, a philosophical work in which we can find Astell’s contributions to virtue theory and epistemology, and as an extended piece of rhetoric. These are all fascinating and valuable readings. But a perspective on Astell […]

Revealing Voices: Nancy Kendrick

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Nancy Kendrick’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series.    A few years ago I was asked to contribute an essay on George Berkeley’s Bermuda Project to a volume a colleague was editing on Berkeley’s philosophy. The project was Berkeley’s plan to create a college in Bermuda in which Indigenous Americans and British […]

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Announcement: Émilie du Châtelet’s Essai sur l’Optique Transcription

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For the first time, the French text of Émilie Du Châtelet’s Essai sur l’Optique–her essay on optics–is now available. The release of the text represents an international collaboration and more than two years of work on four manuscript sources. Scholars working on Du Châtelet, women in early modern philosophy, and the history of science and optics will […]