Mary Astell: Theorist of Freedom from Domination

Mary Astell: Theorist of Freedom from Domination

by Patricia Springborg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521841046

ISBN-13: 9780521841047

Pub. Date: 12/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Philosopher, theologian, educational theorist, feminist, and political pamphleteer, Mary Astell was an important figure in the history of ideas of the early modern period in many contexts. (She contributed to the British debate over toleration and dissent from the 1690s, which inaugurated the modern secular state.) Patricia Springborg's study recovers the historical…  See more details below

Overview

Philosopher, theologian, educational theorist, feminist, and political pamphleteer, Mary Astell was an important figure in the history of ideas of the early modern period in many contexts. (She contributed to the British debate over toleration and dissent from the 1690s, which inaugurated the modern secular state.) Patricia Springborg's study recovers the historical and philosophical contexts of her thought. She demonstrates that Astell was not alone in her views but, rather, part of a cohort of early modern women philosophers grappling with the existential problems of a new age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521841047
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2005
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

1. Mary Astell, polemicist, philosopher and theologian; 2. Astell, Drake, education, epistemology and the serious proposal; 3. Astell on marriage, patriarchalism and contractarianism; 4. Mary Astell and the settlement of 1689; 5. A fair way with the dissenters and their patrons; 6. Astell, Locke and the highwayman: a test case; 7. Astell, Drake and the legacy of freedom from domination.

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