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Women, philosophy and science : Italy and early modern Europe / Sabrina Ebbersmeyer, Gianni Paganini, editors.

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Springer International Publishing
Cham , Switzerland : Springer, [2020]
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Series:
Women in the history of philosophy and sciences ; v. 4.
Women in the history of philosophy and sciences, 2523-8760 ; v. 4
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Subjects:
Women philosophers -- Italy.
Women philosophers -- Europe.
Women -- Italy.
Women -- Europe.
Philosophy -- Europe.
Europe.
Italy.
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Electronic books.
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Summary:
This book sheds light on the originality and historical significance of womens philosophical, moral, political and scientific ideas in Italy and early modern Europe. Divided into three sections, it starts by discussing the women philosophers engagement with the classical inheritance with regard to the works of Moderata Fonte, Tullia d'Aragona and Anne Conway. The next section examines the relationship between women philosophers and the new philosophy of nature, focusing on the connections between female thought and the new seventeenth- and eighteenth-century science, and discussing the work of Camilla Erculiani, Margherita Sarocchi, Margaret Cavendish, Mariangela Ardinghelli, Teresa Ciceri, Candida Lena Perpenti, and Alessandro Volta. The final section presents male philosophers perspectives on the role of women, discussing the place of women in the work of Giordano Bruno, Poulain de la Barre and the theories of Hobbes and Rawls. By exploring these women philosophers, writers and translators, the book offers a re-examination of the early modern thinking of and about women in Italy.
Contents:
Intro
Series Foreword
Introduction
References
Contents
Part I Women Philosophers and the Classical Inheritance
1 Moderata Fonte and Michel de Montaigne in the Renaissance Debate on Friendship and Marriage
1.1 The Absence of Female Friends: A Historiographical Premise
1.2 Female Friends Qua Wives: Leon Battista Alberti's Libri della famiglia
1.3 Female Friends and Wives: Moderata Fonte's Il Merito delle donne
1.4 Male Friends and Wives: Montaigne's De l'amititeĢ
1.5 Final Remarks
References
2 Gender and Equality between Women and Men in Tullia d'Aragona's Dialogue on the Infinity of Love
2.1 Reason and Gender
2.2 Love, Intercourse and Gender
2.3 Gender, Love, and Philosophy
References
3 Plato and the Platonism of Anne Conway
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Conway on Goodness
3.3 The Horse
3.4 Echoes of Plato and Plotinus
3.5 Differences
3.6 The Philebus
3.7 Conclusion
References
Part II Women Philosophers and the New Philosophy of Nature
4 Letters on Natural Philosophy and New Science: Camilla Erculiani (Padua 1584) and Margherita Sarrocchi (Rome 1612)
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Camilla Erculiani Against the Gender Prejudice
4.3 Erculiani on Natural Philosophy
4.4 A Silenced Voice: Gender or Heresy?
4.5 Margherita Sarrocchi
4.6 Not a Virago
4.7 Sarrocchi and Galilei
4.8 Conclusions
References
5 Margaret Cavendish and Robert Boyle on the Purpose, Method and Writing of Natural Philosophy
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Cavendish and Boyle in Context
5.3 The Purpose of Natural Philosophy
5.4 Methods of Natural Philosophy
5.5 Conclusion
References
6 Margaret Cavendish: Science and Women's Power Through the Blazing World
6.1 Women, Science Fiction and Utopia
6.2 Margaret Cavendish's Nature and Science
6.2.1 The Blazing World
6.3 Conclusions
References
7 A Woman Between Buffon and Sauvage: Mariangela Ardinghelli, the Italian Translator of Hales' Books
7.1 Introduction
7.2 A Simple Case of Appropriation or Another Example of Femme Savante?
7.3 The Scientific and Editorial Context in Which Ardinghelli's Translations Were Published
7.4 The Making of Ardinghelli's Translations and Comparison with the French Ones
7.5 The Staticks by Ardinghelli
7.6 Conclusion
References
8 Female Science, Experimentation, and 'Common Utility'. Teresa Ciceri, Candida Lena Perpenti, and Alessandro Volta's Research
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Teresa Ciceri (1750-1821), Agronomic Scientist and Practitioner
8.3 Candida Lena Perpenti (1762-1846), New Designer of Asbestos Applications
8.4 Conclusions
References
Part III Men Philosophers on the Role of Women
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Title from title screen.
Contributor:
Ebbersmeyer, Sabrina, editor.
Paganini, Gianni, 1950- editor.
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Print version:
ISBN:
9783030445485
3030445488
303044547X
9783030445478
9783030445485
OCLC:
1164498223
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-3-030-44
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Restricted for use by site license.