Skip to Content

The Routledge Guidebook to Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

By Sandrine Berges

Series Editor: ANTHONY GOTTLIEB

Routledge – 2013 – 208 pages

Series: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartPaperback: $28.95
    978-0-415-67414-0
    January 31st 2013
  • Add to CartHardback: $120.00
    978-0-415-67415-7
    January 31st 2013

Description

Mary Wollstonecraft was one of the greatest philosophers and writers of the Eighteenth century. During her brief career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution, a conduct book, and a children's book. Her most celebrated and widely-read work is A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. This Guidebook introduces:

  • Wollstonecraft’s life and the background to A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
  • The ideas and text of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
  • Wollstonecraft’s enduring influence in philosophy and our contemporary intellectual life

It is ideal for anyone coming to Wollstonecraft’s classic text for the first time and anyone interested in the origins of feminist thought.

Contents

Acknowledgments Series Editor Preface Author Preface 1. The First of a New Genus 2. The rights of woman and national education 3. Brutes or rational beings? 4. Relative virtues and meretricious slaves 5. Abject slaves and capricious 6. Angels and Beasts 7. Taste and unclouded reason 8. Rational fellowship or slavish obedience? Love, marriage and family 9. Concluding reflections Bibliography Index

Name: The Routledge Guidebook to Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Sandrine BergesSeries Editor: ANTHONY GOTTLIEB. Mary Wollstonecraft was one of the greatest philosophers and writers of the Eighteenth century. During her brief career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution, a conduct book, and a children's book...
Categories: Modern Philosophy (16th Century-18th Century), Ethics Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Gender, Political Theory