Léontine Zanta (14 February 1872 – 15 June 1942) was a French philosopher, feminist and novelist. One of the first two women to gain a doctorate in France, and the first to do so in philosophy, Zanta "was an intellectual celebrity in her day, active in journalism and in the feminist movement of the 1920s."
Zanta was born in Mâcon. Her doctoral thesis, defended in May 1914, was on the 16th-century revival of Stoicism. She never secured a position in higher education, and became a journalist and writer, publishing several novels.
- La renaissance du stoïcisme au XVIe siècle, 1914.
- (ed. with intro.) La traduction française du manuel d'Epictète d'André de Rivaudeau au XVIe siècle, 1914.
- Psychologie du féminisme, 1922
- La part du feu, 1927
- Sainte-Odile, 1931
- Toril Moi (2008). Simone De Beauvoir: The Making of an Intellectual Woman. Oxford University Press. pp. 71–2. ISBN 978-0-19-923871-2. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
- Ursula King; Joseph Needham (2011). Teilhard De Chardin and Eastern Religions: Spirituality and Mysticism in an Evolutionary World. Paulist Press. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-8091-4704-5. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
- Robert Garric, Introduction, in Teilhard de Chardin, Letters to Léontine Zanta, trans. Bernard Wall, London: Collins, 1969.
- Henri Maleprade, Léontine Zanta, vertueuse aventurière du féminisme, Paris: Rive droite, 1997.
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