Abstract

Women thinkers are often left out of the chronicles of intellectual history, and this essay investigates the overlooked work of Louise Dupin, author of an unpublished manuscript, Ouvrage sur les femmes, that surveys and critiques the history of women's social, economic, and political status. I explore the reasons Dupin's work is not more widely known as a contribution to feminist philosophy, including the prominent narratives about Dupin and the type of research carried out once the Ouvrage was discovered in the 20th century. On the basis of an analysis of her text concerning sexual difference, I argue that Dupin's work merits inclusion in the growing body of feminist thought.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1086-315X
Print ISSN
0013-2586
Pages
pp. 95-111
Launched on MUSE
2009-10-07
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.