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Wollstonecraft : A Vindication of the Rights of Men and a Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Hints - Mary Wollstonecraft


A Vindication of the Rights of Men and a Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Hints

Hardcover Published: 6th July 1995
ISBN: 9780521430531
Number Of Pages: 394

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Mary Wollstonecraft, often described as the first major feminist, is remembered principally as the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), and there has been a tendency to view her most famous work in isolation. Yet Wollstonecraft's pronouncements about women grew out of her reflections about men, and her views on the female sex constituted an integral part of a wider moral and political critique of her times which she first fully formulated in A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790). Written as a reply to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), this is an important text in its own right as well as a necessary tool for understanding Wollstonecraft's later work. This edition brings the two texts together and also includes Hints, the notes which Wollstonecraft made towards a second, never completed, volume of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

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'... a thoughtful, wide-ranging and important examination of Wollstonecraft's thought ... Wollstonecraft is skilfully considered in terms of radical Enlightenment thought, and the links between this and feminism are probed in a treatment that is alive to the diversity of this radicalism.' Times Higher Education Supplement

The rights and involved duties of mankind considered
The prevailing opinion of a sexual character discussed
The same subject continued
Observations on the state of degradation to which woman is reduced by various causes
Animadversions on some of the writers who have rendered women objects of pity, bordering on contempt
The effect which an early association of ideas has upon the character
Modesty - Comprehensively considered, and not as a sexual virtue
Morality undermined by sexual notions of the importance of a good reputation
Of the pernicious effects which arise from the unnatural distinctions established in society
Parental affection
Duty to parents
On national education
Some instances of the folly which the ignorance of women generates; with concluding reflections on the moral improvement that a revolution in female manners might naturally be expected to produce
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ISBN: 9780521430531
ISBN-10: 0521430534
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 394
Published: 6th July 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64