Project Vox has continued to grow since we last featured this resource in January 2017 and offers a number of resources for those interested in learning about the contributions of Early Modern women philosophers.
In the seventeenth century, Margaret Cavendish authored popular plays, poetry, and fiction, as well as a number of oft-overlooked works of natural philosophy. In 1740, Emilie Du Chatelet published Institutions de Physique, a work that was widely circulated at the time. Despite their contributions, Cavendish, Du Chatelet, and other women philosophers are often overlooked in courses about Early Modern Philosophy. Project Vox is an ongoing initiative by scholars, librarians, and students at Duke University to educate the public about the contributions of these female philosophers and to provide philosophy instructors with resources to integrate these philosophers into the classroom. Visitors may want to start by browsing this website's timeline, which provides basic biographical information about major female philosophers alongside an overview of intellectual and political developments in early modern Great Britain and France. More detailed information about four philosophers - Cavendish, Du Chatelet, Anne Conway, and Damaris Cudworth Masham - can be found under the philosopher tab. Here, visitors will find a more detailed biography of each philosopher, along with extensive primary and secondary source guides to their work and links to online resources. The Project Vox team is also working to create a set of teaching guides for each philosopher, so stay tuned.
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