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Published: 03 September 2015

216 Pages


ISBN: 9780198716815

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The Philosophy of Mary Astell

An Early Modern Theory of Virtue

Jacqueline Broad

  • One of the first books to examine the ideas and arguments of a woman philosopher of the early modern era
  • Illuminates the wider philosophical agenda underpinning Astell's thought
  • Presents a clear, accessible account of a unique seventeenth-century theory of virtue
  • Situates Astell's philosophy within its historical and intellectual context