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A History of Women's Political Thought in Europe, 1700-1800 by Karen Green

By Karen Green

Through the eighteenth century, elite ladies participated within the philosophical, clinical, and political controversies that ended in the overthrow of monarchy, the reconceptualisation of marriage, and the emergence of contemporary, democratic associations. during this entire research, Karen eco-friendly outlines and discusses the information and arguments of those ladies, exploring the improvement in their unique and contrasting political positions, and their engagement with the works of political thinkers akin to Hobbes, Locke, Mandeville and Rousseau. Her exploration levels throughout Europe from England via France, Italy, Germany and Russia, and discusses thinkers together with Mary Astell, Emilie Du Châtelet, Luise Kulmus-Gottsched and Elisabetta Caminer Turra. This learn demonstrates the intensity of women's contributions to eighteenth-century political debates, getting better their historic importance and deepening our knowing of this era in highbrow heritage. it is going to offer a necessary source for readers in political philosophy, political concept, highbrow background, and women's reports.

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91 88 89 90 91 Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, p. 13, p. 75. 6, pp. 539–1. ), Hypatia’s Daughters: Fifteen Hundred Years of Women Philosophers (Bloomington, in: Indiana University Press, 1996), pp. ), A History of Women Philosophers (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1991), pp. 101–25; Elizabeth Sund, ‘Catharine Cockburn’s Moral Philosophy’ (PhD thesis, Monash University, 2013). Catharine Trotter Cockburn, A Poem on his Grace the Duke of Marlborough’s Return from His German Expedition (London: Printed for B.

H. Keeble (London: J. M. Dent, 1995), p. 58. 71 But a belief that true liberty consists in a right use of our reason, and the free submission to moral principles, does not necessarily lead to the justification of toleration. For Mary Astell, those who do not submit freely to the rationally perceptible moral law must either be wicked or suffering from a failure of reason. 72 Shaftesbury had suggested that even ‘enthusiastic’ sects, such as the radical Huguenots, who had been persecuted in France, and had brought their extreme millennial Protestantism to England, should not be persecuted.

Pp. 58–77. , p. 24. , p. 91. , pp. 27–32. , p. 26. Patricia Sheridan, ‘Locke’s Ethics and the British Moralists: The Lockean Legacy in EighteenthCentury Moral Philosophy’ (PhD thesis, The University of Western Ontario, 2002), p. 309; ‘Reflection, Nature, and Moral Law: The Extent of Catharine Cockburn’s Lockeanism in her Defence of Mr. Locke’s Essay’, Hypatia 22 (2007), 133–51. 36 A History of Women’s Political Thought in Europe, 1700–1800 Mankind had never been, or never been design’d, Justice, Gratitude, Fidelity, &c.

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