François Poulain de la Barre

[Revised entry by Desmond Clarke on March 18, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Poulain published a radical and philosophically sophisticated defence of the equality of women and men in 1673. This
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[Revised entry by Desmond Clarke on March 18, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Poulain published a radical and philosophically sophisticated defence of the equality of women and men in 1673. This publication coincided with significant changes in his religious beliefs, his philosophical sympathies, and even his geographical location, in the course of which a scholastically educated Catholic priest in France became a married Calvinist Cartesian in Geneva....

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