Queenly philosophers : Renaissance women aristocrats as Platonic guardians / Jane Duran.

Much recent work has been done on Plato's notion of the female Guardian, but examples are limited. Jane Duran argues that aristocratic women of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are indeed exemplary and embody the concept of Guardianship.

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Main Author: Duran, Jane (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2017]
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Table of Contents:
  • The guardian question
  • Philosopher queens
  • Theology and philosophy
  • The 1500s as a time of change
  • Mary Sidney Herbert, the Countess of Pembroke
  • Katherine Parr, queen consort
  • Elizabeth I
  • Science and philosophy
  • The 1600s and intellectual ferment
  • Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle
  • Aphra Behn and the aristocratic circle
  • Commitments and philosophers
  • The aristocratic guardians.