Kriterion: Revista de Filosofia
Print version ISSN 0100-512X
GUIMARAES, Lívia. A Quixote mulher - ficção e filosofia. Kriterion [online]. 2005, vol.46, n.111, pp. 104-116. ISSN 0100-512X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-512X2005000100008.
I present in this paper a feminist interpretation of the novel The Female Quixote, by Charlotte Lennox. In my hypothesis, Lennox meets the charge of falsity leveled against early modern novels with a defense of the genre as a tool of social critique and a medium for the achievement and transmission of women's knowledge. Thereby she promotes a revision of the concepts of "truth" and "falsity", while at the same time she endows fictional narratives with ethical, political and epistemic significance.
Keywords : Fiction; Philosophy; Quixote; Female; Lennox.