Jacqueline Broad is an Associate Professor of Philosophy in the School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies at Monash University, Melbourne. Her main area of research is early modern women's philosophy. She is the author of The Philosophy of Mary Astell (OUP, 2015) and WomenPhilosophers of the Seventeenth Century (CUP, 2002), and co-author with Karen Green of A History of Women's Political Thought in Europe, 1400-1700 (CUP, 2009). She recently published a modern edition of Mary Astell's Christian Religion, as Professed by a Daughter of the Church of England (CRRS and Iter, 2013)
Karen Detlefsen is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She researches the relationship between metaphysics and the life sciences in the early modern period, early modern women philosophers, and the philosophy of education. She is the editor of Descartes' Meditations: A Critical Guide (CUP, 2012). Her articles on Astell, Conway, Descartes, Du Chatelet, Cavendish, Hobbes, Haller, Wolff, and Malebranche have been published in Philosophy Compass, Archiv fur Geschichte der Philosophie, Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, Perspectives on Science, and volumes by Oxford, Springer, Routledge, Acumen, Kluwer, Cambridge, and the Pennsylvania State University Press.
Introduction, Jacqueline Broad and Karen Detlefsen Part I: Ethical and Political Liberty 1. Liberty and Feminism in Early Modern Women's Writing, Karen Detlefsen 2. Francois Poulain de la Barre on the Subjugation of Women, Martina Reuter 3. Gabrielle Suchon's 'Neutralist': The Status of Women and the Invention of Autonomy, Lisa Shapiro 4. Marriage, Slavery, and the Merger of Wills: Responses to Sprint, 1700-01, Jacqueline Broad 5. Locke, Enlightenment, and Liberty in the Works of Catharine Macaulay and her Contemporaries, Karen Green 6. Mary Wollstonecraft and Freedom as Independence, Lena Halldenius 7. Sophie de Grouchy, The Tradition(s) of Two Liberties, and the Missing Mother(s) of Liberalism, Eric Schliesser 8. Liberty of Mind: Women Philosophers and the Freedom to Philosophize, Sarah Hutton Part II: Metaphysical and Religious Liberty 9. Freedom and Necessity in the Work of Margaret Cavendish, Deborah Boyle 10. Anne Conway on Liberty, Marcy P. Lascano 11. Mary Astell on Liberty, Alice Sowaal 12. If I were King! Morals and Physics in Emilie Du Chatelet's Subtle Thoughts on Liberty, Ruth Hagengruber 13. Creation, Divine Freedom, and Catharine Cockburn: An Intellectualist on Possible Worlds and Contingent Laws, Emily Thomas