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Suchon, Gabrielle (1631–1703)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-DA080-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Article Summary

Seventeenth-century rationalist feminist philosopher and author of two books dealing with many moral, social and political issues, Suchon advocated liberty, knowledge, authority and the possibility of an unmarried life for women. In this she did not employ any ready-made philosophy but created her own. Freedom and knowledge are everyone’s natural rights, understood as rights that get their strength from themselves only and are to be observed everywhere alike.

Citing this article:
Le doeuff, Michele. Suchon, Gabrielle (1631–1703), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DA080-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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