Revealing Voices: Bo Karen Lee

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Bo Karen Lee’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series. Roy Auh: How did you first come across not just one but two early modern scholarly women, Jeanne Guyon and Anna Maria van Schurman? Bo Karen Lee: When I was in seminary, someone in my church was reading Jeanne Guyon’s Experiencing the Depths of […]

Revealing Voices: Martine van Elk

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Martine van Elk’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series. For much of my academic career, my research and teaching concentrated on early modern English literature, but about ten years ago, I came across a large anthology of writing by Dutch women, now also available in English translation, which changed my research radically. On seeing […]

Revealing Voices: Anne Larsen

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Anne Larsen’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series. It has been stated that Anna Maria van Schurman’s defence of women’s higher education was timid and conservative because she did not oppose the sexual division of roles, unlike Marie de Gournay, her radical revisionary peer, who contended that women should take on the […]

Revealing Voices: Jackie Keshner

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Jackie Keshner’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series.  Early modern women writers…and economics. Those were the two topics I sought to connect in my undergraduate English honors thesis. It was an improbable connection, perhaps impossible. Yet, thanks to Margaret Cavendish, I found an in-road.   I chose to study Cavendish’s 1666 science fiction work, The Blazing World, in my thesis, along with […]

Revealing Voices: Michaela Manson

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Michaela Manson’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series.  In a 2013 letter, philosophers Rae Langton and John Dupre criticize a type of popular reasoning. Their target is the position that physical differences, including brain differences, that correlate with sex categories are both naturally necessary, and normative in the sense that exhibiting these differences […]

Revealing Voices: Chris Meyns

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Chris Meyns’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series.  In 1758, a revolutionary text left London-based printer S. Richardson, swiftly finding its way from booksellers in The Strand and Pall Mall to the shelves of hundreds of philosophically inclined households. Supported by over 100 subscribers in an early form of crowdfunding, here was the […]

Revealing Voices: Roy Auh

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Roy Auh’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series.  On August 16th in Beijing, I had the opportunity to present a paper about Project Vox at the 24th World Congress of Philosophy. A world’s fair for all things academic philosophy, this conference by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies boasted an attendance of 8000 […]

Revealing Voices: Deborah Boyle

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Deborah Boyle’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series.  I first heard about Margaret Cavendish at a regional conference in 2001, and I was fascinated. I borrowed the presenter’s copy of Paper Bodies—a collection containing Blazing World, Cavendish’s autobiography, and a few of her poems—for the weekend. Looking for more Cavendish to read after that, […]

Revealing Voices: Allauren Forbes

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Allauren Forbes’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series.    My first experience with early modern women philosophers was Mary Astell’s A Serious Proposal to the Ladies. Once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down—I immediately fell in love. I was struck by how distinctive Astell’s voice was, despite her clear Cartesian commitments, […]

Revealing Voices: Jill Hernandez

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Jill Hernandez’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series.    It’s probably not shocking to learn that I quite accidentally stumbled upon the trove of scholarship by early modern women by way of studying well-trodden arguments by early modern men. The experience is akin to one I had this morning, when I looked at the other […]

Revealing Voices: Simone Webb

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Simone Webb’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series.    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 […]

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 […]