Early modern philosophy (c. 1650-1750)
Women philosophers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Jacqueline's research has focused on theories of virtue and the Cartesian passions in early modern women’s philosophy, as well as the concept of republican liberty and connections between political slavery and marriage in early modern feminist thought. She is also interested in the history of women’s rights in relation to freedom and virtue.
Jacqueline Broad's Articles
Philosophy and feminism in the 17th century
British writer Mary Astell is a shining example of how women have long played a role in shaping modern philosophical thought.
Ten things you may not know about women and liberty
The early modern era was a period of domination, oppression, and subjugation; it was also a period of resistance, criticism, and feminist protest.