ECC: Sophie de Grouchy

Happy Birthday, Sophie de Grouchy! Read about Sophie de Grouchy's philosophy in our Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers.

Marie-Louise-Sophie de Grouchy, best known as Sophie de Condorcet, was a French philosopher born in Meulan, France on April 8, 1764.

“In Letter on Sympathy V, entitled “On the origins of moral ideas” Grouchy offers an analysis of the concepts of virtue and moral goodness based on her discussion of Adam Smith in the previous Letters. In this analysis she moves between virtue ethical and consequentialist explanations of moral concepts.”

– Sandrine Bergès, Teleological Ethics in Sophie de Grouchy (1764-1822)

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