By Maria J. Falco

ISBN-10: 0271014938

ISBN-13: 9780271014937

A suite of essays orginally designed in honor of the 1992 bicentennial of the e-book of Mary Wllstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

Contributors are Maria J. Falco, Penny A. Weiss, Virginia Sapiro, Virginia L. Muller, Wendy Gunther-Canada, Carol H. Poston, Miriam Brody, Moira Ferguson, Louise Byer Miller, and Dorothy McBride Stetson.

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Rousseau may be unusual. He is claimed by friends and opponents of virtually every strain in political theory. Called by some a social-contract Wollstonecraft and Rousseau 25 theorist, he is linked with its earlier figures, Hobbes and Locke, and claimed by later social-contract figures, such as Rawls, as their predecessor. He is called one of the figures of the Enlightenment, linked with the major philosophers of his time, including Voltaire and Diderot, and looked at today as the Enlightenment is recalled by postmodern theory.

Somehow when one writes in defense of women, especially if one is a woman, one's work is automatically, almost magically, marked and tossed aside as unobjective, unworthy polemic. Yet when men write in defense of male superiority we hardly see it or we declare it irrelevant to their worth as political thinkers. And somehow the other political preferences of nonfeminist theorists are distinguished from the political preferences of feminists. Political thinking by its nature involves speaking from and to political life.

15. , Essays on Sex Equality (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970). John Stuart Mill, despite publishing books under his name alone, called many of his works "joint productions" with Taylor, including Principles of Political Economy and On Uberty. She is not included in The Encyclopedia of Philosophy or International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. 16. Woolf's (1882-1941) large body of writings includes Three Guineas (1938), A Room of One's Own (1928), The Common Reader (1925), The Death of the Moth and Other Essays (1942), Monday or Tuesday (1921), Jacob's Room (1922), Mrs.

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