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Early Modern Women and the Problem of Evil: Atrocity and Theodicy

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2018.06.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jill Graper Hernandez, Early Modern Women and the Problem of Evil: Atrocity and Theodicy, Routledge, 2016, 148 pp., $44.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781138122345. Reviewed by Karen Detlefsen, University of Pennsylvania The past couple of decades have seen a rapid increase in excavating the works of early modern philosophers whose texts and ideas have been hitherto lost to history. The result has been an increasingly inclusive history of our discipline. One area of research that has been especially lively is the philosophical works of early modern women. There are significant advantages to this trend, such as our gaining a fuller and more balanced understanding of our intellectual past, and our ability to offer an historical view of philosophy that is friendlier to a wider swath of the students we teach in contemporary universities and colleges. Another advantage (a perhaps somewhat surprising one) is that the. . .

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