Liberty in Their Names : The Women Philosophers of the French Revolution, Paperback / softback Book

Liberty in Their Names : The Women Philosophers of the French Revolution Paperback / softback

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Telling the story of three overlooked revolutionary thinkers, Liberty in Their Names explores the lives and works of Olympe de Gouges, Sophie de Grouchy and Manon Roland.

All three were thinking and writing about political philosophy, especially equality and social justice, before the French Revolution.

As they became engaged in its efforts, their political writing became more urgent.

At a time when women could neither vote nor speak at the Assembly, they became influential through their writings.

Yet instead of Gouges, Grouchy and Roland, we speak of Voltaire, Rousseau and Diderot. Sandrine Berges examines the lives and writings of these trailblazing women philosophers, and their impact on philosophical thought during the French Revolution.

Featuring pictures, a timeline and a bibliography of their works, this book offers exciting new insights into the history of political philosophy and of the French Revolution.


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