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« Ignorante et indocile » : Élisabeth dans ses lettres à Descartes

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: Autoportraits, autofictions de femmes à l’époque moderne. Savoirs et fabrique d’identité
  • Author: Bah Ostrowiecki (Hélène)
  • Abstract: Depicting herself, in the correspondence with Descartes, as an "ignorant and intractable" woman, Elisabeth, Princess of Bohemia, places a high priority on the body - a body that is at once, as a source of ignorance, an obstacle to the philosophical process, and, as a reality that resists theory, an unavoidable challenge to this same process. She thus obliges the philosopher to move from a consideration of the metaphysical ego toward a consideration of the human being.
  • Pages: 97 to 112
  • Last edition: 2018
  • Collection: Masculine/ Feminine in Modern Europe, n° 14
  • Subcollection: XVIe siècle, n° 2

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  • ISBN: 978-2-406-07236-2
  • ISSN: 2111-6970
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-07238-6.p.0097
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 03-29-2018
  • Language: French
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