A Mere Skeleton of the Sciences? Amalia Holst's Critique of Basedow and Campe
Chapter in Women and Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Germany, edited by Corey W. Dyck.
BOOK DESCIPTION: Women and Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Germany showcases the vibrant and diverse contributions on the part of women in eighteenth-century Germany and explores their under-appreciated influence upon philosophical debate in Germany in this period. Among the women profiled in this volume are Sophie of Hanover, Dorothea Christiane Erxleben, Johanna Charlotte Unzer, Wilhelmina of Bayreuth, Amalia Holst, Henriette Herz, Elise Reimarus, and Maria von Herbert. Their contributions span the range of philosophical topics in metaphysics, logic, and aesthetics, to moral and political philosophy, and pertain to the main philosophical movements in the period. They engage controversial issues of the day, such as atheism and materialism, but also women's struggle for access to education and for recognition of their civic entitlements, and they display a range of strategies for intellectual engagement in doing so. This collection vigorously contests the presumption that the history of German philosophy in the eighteenth century can be told without attending to the important roles that women played in the signature debates of the period.
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Louden, Robert B. PhD, "A Mere Skeleton of the Sciences? Amalia Holst's Critique of Basedow and Campe" (2021). Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Books. 646.