Jacqueline Broad explores the writings of such women philosophers as Margaret Cavendish, Anne Conway, Mary Astell and Catherine Trotter Cockburn. Broad demonstrates their relevance to current feminist scholarship. Her book is an accessible study of thinkers whose importance to the history of philosophy is increasingly recognized.
Jacqueline Broad is a Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Philosophy and Bioethics at Monash University, Melbourne. She has published on women's philosophy in the Dictionary of Literary Biography volume on British Philosophers, and the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.