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Treatise on Ethics and Politics, Divided Into Three Parts: Freedom, Knowledge, and Authority

in A Woman Who Defends All the Persons of Her Sex: Selected Philosophical and Moral Writings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226779201
eISBN:
9780226779232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226779232.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In her Treatise on Ethics and Politics, Gabrielle Suchon strongly condemns the theories and practices that conspire to keep women from actualizing freedom, acquiring knowledge, and exercising ... More


A Woman Who Defends All the Persons of Her Sex: Selected Philosophical and Moral Writings

Gabrielle Suchon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226779201
eISBN:
9780226779232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226779232.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

During the oppressive reign of Louis XIV, Gabrielle Suchon (1632–1703) was the most forceful female voice in France, advocating women's freedom and self-determination, access to knowledge, and ... More


On the Celibate Life Freely Chosen, or Life Without Commitments

in A Woman Who Defends All the Persons of Her Sex: Selected Philosophical and Moral Writings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226779201
eISBN:
9780226779232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226779232.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In On the Celibate Life Freely Chosen, or Life without Commitments, Gabrielle Suchon aims to demonstrate the orthodoxy of the neutral life, specifically proposing a third way for women who aspire to ... More


Gabrielle Suchon’s ‘Neutralist’: The Status of Women and the Invention of Autonomy

Lisa Shapiro

in Women and Liberty, 1600-1800: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198810261
eISBN:
9780191847301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810261.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter examines French thinker Gabrielle Suchon’s concept of ‘the neutralist’, a person who commits herself entirely to a life of celibacy and shuns the institutional commitments of marriage ... More


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