Women and Liberty, 1600-1800
Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy
Department of English at Wilkinson College
You are invited to the Lecture: "Women and Liberty, 1600-1800: Philosophical Essays"
April 23, 2019 • 5:00 - 6:30 PM • AF209C
Reception at 6:30 PM
Bio: Karen Detlefsen is Professor of Philosophy and Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on early modern philosophy, including the history of philosophy of science, the history and philosophy of education, and women in the history of philosophy. She has published on a wide range of figures, including Astell, Cavendish, Conway, Descartes, Du Châtelet, Hobbes, Leibniz, Malebranche, and Wolff, covering topics in metaphysics, the natural sciences, ethics and political philosophy. She has held grants from the National Science Foundation, the American Council of Learned Society, the Australian Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada.
Bio: Jacqueline Broad is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Her main area of expertise is early modern philosophy. Her recent books include The Philosophy of Mary Astell (Oxford University Press, 2015) and an edited volume (with Karen Detlefsen) Women and Liberty, 1600-1800: Philosophical Essays (Oxford University Press, 2017). She is currently working on a two-volume edition of the correspondence of women philosophers of the early modern period, for publication with Oxford's New Histories of Philosophy series.