The Suspicion of Virtue: Women Philosophers in Neoclassical France.
Forerunners of Madame de Stael. Aristocratic women philosophers who explored concepts of virtue in the salon, the only avenue open to them. Mid to late 17th century. Exposes the important contribution of these women to the development of modern thought, which has previously been ignored. Cornell University Press. 2002. Hb, dj. NEW. $25.00