Revealing Voices: Laurynas Adomaitis

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Laurynas Adomatis’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series.  When I was already a doctoral student in Pisa working on Leibniz’s physics, I read a sad anecdote about how Galileo’s manuscripts were used as a wrapping paper for mortadella. They were initially entrusted to Vincenzo Viviani who hid them in the granary from the Inquisition. […]

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 […]