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Condorcet (Grouchy), Sophie, marquise de

(1764—1822)


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(1764–1822)

French feminist writer. Alleged by their enemies to be the malign influence behind her husband Condorcet's support for republicanism and feminism during the French Revolution. Her best‐known work over her own name is a French translation of Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments. She played a large part in the feminist writings published either jointly or over her husband's name. These argued that the biological differences between men and women did not constitute any reason for treating them differently in education, the job market, or civil rights.

Subjects: Literature — Politics.


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