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Early Modern Women on Metaphysics

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2018.12.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Emily Thomas (ed.), Early Modern Women on Metaphysics, Cambridge University Press, 2018, 295pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781107178687. Reviewed by Julia Borcherding, New York University, University of Cambridge In recent decades, scholars of early modern philosophy have increasingly striven to write a more inclusive history of the period, and, as part of that effort, to recover the writings of early modern women philosophers. In showing these writings to be both original and insightful, their scholarship underscores not only the historical importance of early modern women’s writings. It also — given the crucial role of the early modern period in shaping our present philosophical concerns — highlights their importance to our understanding of philosophy as we now practice it. In engaging with the work of early modern women philosophers, we may thus hope not only to arrive at a fuller history of our discipline,. . .

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