With Rachel Paine

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London School of Philosophy

Conway Hall
Female Philosophers On Freedom

This course explores what often neglected female philosophers have had to say about freedom, including: Princess Elisabeth, whose correspondence with Descartes led to his producing his final treatise, The Passions of the Soul; Gabrielle Suchon, who anticipates existentialism; Emilie Du Chatelet, whose essay “On Happiness” is insightful and radical; Mary Wollstonecraft, who provides a colourful critique of the constricting effects of social norms and Simone de Beauvoir’s account of a “situated ethics”. Hannah Arendt’s understanding of our nature as fundamentally free and how we can resist totalitarianism will also be explored.

Monday 17.30-19:00

10 wks starting 20th April 2020

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Female Philosophers
Female philosophers on freedom