- Paperback: 202 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 15, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0847692655
- ISBN-13: 978-0847692651
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,352,208 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Princess and the Philosopher: Letters of Elisabeth of the Palatine to Rene Descartes
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Nye has put this correspondence in readable form . . . well done. (S. C. Schwarze, Cabrini College CHOICE)
An intriguing combination of social history, biography, and philosophical commentary. The Princess and the Philosopher provides a lens that enables readers to understand Elisabeth's appreciation of and impact on Descartes' philosophy, framed within the political and cultural context of their time. (Nancy Tuana, Editor, NEWSLETTER ON FEMINISM AND PHILOSOPHY)
About the Author
Andrea Nye is professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her books include Philosophia: The Thought of Rosa Luxemburg, Simone Weil, and Hannah Arendt (1994) and Words of Power: A Feminist Reading of the History of Logic (1990).
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One wishes the complete texts of the letters would have been included. After all, why not? Then readers could find things that interested them, that may have not interested the author. In particular, one feels that Elisabeth's status as a Reformed Protestant could have been explored more.