Cartesian Women

9780801427152: Hardback
Release Date: 16th June 1992

9780801499982: Paperback
Release Date: 16th June 1992

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 288

Series Reading Women Writing

Cornell University Press

Cartesian Women

Versions and Subversions of Rational Discourse in the Old Regime

The little-known writings that Erica Harth examines here reveal a remarkable chapter in the history of Western thought. Drawing upon current theoretical work in gender studies, cultural history, and literary criticism, Harth looks at how women in...

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The little-known writings that Erica Harth examines here reveal a remarkable chapter in the history of Western thought. Drawing upon current theoretical work in gender studies, cultural history, and literary criticism, Harth looks at how women in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France attempted to overcome gender barriers and participated in the shaping of rational discourse.

Erica Harth is Professor of Romance and Comparative Literature at Brandeis University.