The Rights of Woman as Chimera: The Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft

The Rights of Woman as Chimera: The Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft

by Natalie Taylor, Novick Taylor
     
 

The Rights of Woman as Chimera examines Mary Wollstonecraft's intellectual relationship to Rousseau, Locke, and Aristotle. Although she learned much from each philosopher, her own thought cannot be said to be simply derivative of these thinkers. In considering "the woman question," Wollstonecraft levels important, but friendly, critiques of her male

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The Rights of Woman as Chimera examines Mary Wollstonecraft's intellectual relationship to Rousseau, Locke, and Aristotle. Although she learned much from each philosopher, her own thought cannot be said to be simply derivative of these thinkers. In considering "the woman question," Wollstonecraft levels important, but friendly, critiques of her male predecessors. She puts forth a conception of the nature of woman, which is informed by and consistent with her larger political philosophy, and this study endeavors to outline this conception of the nature of woman.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415978538
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction: The Hyena in Petticoats     1
The Land of Chimeras     11
Rousseau's Half-Being     39
Navigating the Land of Chimeras with Our Only Star & Compass     63
John Locke's Other Half Being     89
Nature Does Nothing in Vain     113
The Foundation of Almost Every Social Virtue     135
In a Word, a Better Citizen     163
Notes     185
Bibliography     201
Index     207

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