A Woman's Influence? John Locke and Damaris Masham on Moral Accountability

  title={A Woman's Influence? John Locke and Damaris Masham on Moral Accountability},
  author={Jacqueline Broad},
  journal={Journal of the History of Ideas},
  pages={489 - 510}
  • J. Broad
  • Published 14 September 2006
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
Some scholars suggest that John Locke's revisions to the chapter "Of Power" for the 1694 second edition of his Essay concerning Human Understanding may be indebted to the Cambridge Platonist, Ralph Cudworth. Their claims partly rest on evidence that Locke may have had access to Cudworth's unpublished manuscript treatises on free will and moral accountability. In this paper, Jacqueline Broad examines an alternative suggestion — the claim that Cudworth's daughter, Damaris Cudworth Masham, and not… 
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Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Elisabeth of Bohemia 2. Margaret Cavendish 3. Anne Conway 4. Mary Astell 5. Damaris Masham 6. Catherine Trotter Cockburn Conclusion Bibliography Index.