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

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft,Sylvana Tomaselli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521436335

Category: History

Page: 349

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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 Vindication of the Rights of Women & a Vindication of the Rights of Men

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605204579

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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Here, in one volume, are two classic treatises on individual freedom and inherent human worth from one of the most importantand most overlookedthinkers of the late 18th century. Revolutionary in all senses of the word, A Vindication of the Rights of Man, first published in 1790, and A Vindication of the Rights of Women, which followed two years later, were written against the background of the French Revolution, the debate over which caused an uproar in both England and France. In passionate and beautifully witty language, Wollstonecraft rebukes the crumbling and ineffectual traditions that allowed rich men to dominate society, and offers a stirring call for a new kind of culture, one in which all citizensmen and women, moneyed and working classare granted equal opportunity to access wealth both material and spiritual. Well received in their day and still important resources for anyone wishing to understand the history of feminism as well as the development of liberal republican thought in the wake of the American and French revolutions, these are must-reads for students of cultural history. British writer and educator MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT (17591797), the mother of Frankenstein author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, espoused her then-radical feminist and liberal philosophies in other such works as Thoughts on the Education of Daughters (1787) and History and Moral View of the Origins and Progress of the French Revolution (1793).
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Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Men and a Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Hints

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316583600

Category: Political Science

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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 Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Abridged with Related Texts

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft,Philip Barnard,Stephen Shapiro

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603849386

Category: History

Page: 168

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This edition features a shrewd, annotated abridgment of Mary Wollstonecrafts A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) accompanied by an array of texts that help situate the Vindication in its political, historical, and intellectual contexts. Included are key selections from Wollstonecrafts other writings; from closely related works by Burke, Paine, Godwin, Rousseau, Macaulay, Talleyrand, and Brockden Brown; and from the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen and de Gouges Declaration of the Rights of Woman and Female Citizen (1791).
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A Vindication of the Rights of Women

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605204560

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Introduction extracted from The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft by Claire Tomalin c. 1974, 1992. Reprinted by permission of the author.
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

An Authoritative Text Backgrounds and Contexts Criticism

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 402

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Arguably the most original book of the eighteenth century, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is a pioneering feminist work. Written during a time of great political turmoil, social anxiety, and against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Wollstonecraft's argument continues to challenge and inspire. This revised and expanded Third Edition is again based on the 1792 second-edition text and is accompanied by revised and expanded explanatory annotations. "Backgrounds and Contexts" is also significantly expanded and contains twenty-four works organized thematically into these groupings: "Legacies of English Radicalism," "Education," "Wollstonecraft's Revolutionary Moment," and "The Wollstonecraft Debate." Opinions on a variety of reforms that may be compared and contrasted with Wollstonecraft's include those by John Milton, John Locke, Mary Astell, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Hannah More, Richard Price, Edmund Burke, Maria Edgeworth, and William Godwin, among others. "Criticism" includes six seminal essays on A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Elissa S. Guralnick, Mitzi Myers, Cora Kaplan, Mary Poovey, Claudia L. Johnson, and Barbara Taylor. A Chronology of Wollstonecraft's life and work and a Selected Bibliography are also included.
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521920

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ZOE WILLIAMS The term feminism did not yet exist when Mary Wollstonecraft wrote this book, but it was the first great piece of feminist writing. In these pages you will find the essence of her argument – for the education of women and for an increased female contribution to society. Her work made the first ripples of what would later become the tidal wave of the women’s rights movement. Rationalist but revolutionary, Wollstonecraft changed the world for women.
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The Vindications: The Rights of Men and The Rights of Woman

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 146040405X

Category: History

Page: 488

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The works of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) ranged from the early Thoughts on the Education of Daughters to The Female Reader, a selection of texts for girls, and included two novels. But her reputation is founded on A Vindication of the Rights of Woman of 1792. This treatise is the first great document of feminism—and is now accepted as a core text in western tradition. It is not widely known that the germ of Wollstonecraft’s great work came out of an earlier and much shorter vindication—A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790), written in the context of the issues raised by the French Revolution. This edition, which follows the model of other Broadview Editions in including a range of materials that help the reader to see the work in the context of its era out of which it emerged, is arranged chronologically, opening with Wollstonecraft’s “other vindication.” It also includes a wide range of other documents in appendices, as well as a comprehensive and authoritative introduction, chronology, and full index.
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Mary Wollstonecraft

Mother of Women's Rights

Author: Miriam Brody

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195119681

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Describes the life of Mary Wollstonecraft, the first great English feminist, founder of a school in London, and author of the first great argument for the education of women.
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Author: Ruth Scobie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351350102

Category:

Page: N.A

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Mary Wollstonecraft's 1792 Vindication of the Rights of Women is an incendiary attack on the place of women in 18th-century society. Often considered to be the earliest widely-circulated work of feminism, the book is a powerful example of what can be achieved by creative thinkers - people who refuse to be bound by the standard ways of thinking, or to see things through the same lenses that everyone else uses. In the case of the Vindication, Wollstonecraft's independent thinking went directly against the standard assumptions of the age regarding women. During the seventeenth century and earlier, it was an entirely standard point of view to consider women as, largely speaking, uneducable. They were widely considered to be men's inferiors, incapable of rational thought. They not only did not need a rational education - it was assumed that they could not benefit from one. Wollstonecraft, in contrast, argued that women's apparent triviality was a direct consequence of society failing to educate them. If they were not men's equals, it was the fault of a society that refused to treat them as such. So radical was her message that it would take until the 20th century for her views to become truly accepted.
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A Vindication of the Rights of Men

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605204544

Category: Political Science

Page: 96

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Revolutionary in all senses of the word, this classic treatise on republicanism, individual merit, and inherent human worth was published in England to great acclaim in 1790, a response to Edmund Burke s Reflections on the Revolution in France, which denounced the upheaval on the Continent and voiced support for the aristocracy. Formulated as a letter written to him, this pamphlet the blog posting of its day is a passionate and beautifully witty rebuke of crumbling and ineffectual tradition and a stirring call to replace hidebound monarchy with a society in which all citizens men and women, moneyed and working class are granted equal opportunity to access wealth both material and spiritual. Originally published anonymously and selling out its first edition in weeks a second edition revealed its author as female which led to its inevitable dismissal as the irrational, emotional work of a mere woman. Today, however, we recognize this as a foundational work of feminist theory one both remarkably intellectual and highly entertaining. British writer and educator MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT (1759 1797), the mother of Frankenstein author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, espoused her then-radical feminist and liberal philosophies in other such works as Thoughts on the Education of Daughters (1787) and History and Moral View of the Origins and Progress of the French Revolution (1793)."
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Mary Wollstonecraft

Author: Katherine M. Moore,Jane Moore

Publisher: Writers and Their Work (Paperb

ISBN: 0746307470

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 93

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Since the publication of her Vindication of the Rights of Woman in 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft has been justly hailed as a pioneer of feminist thought in the English-speaking world. Yet Wollstonecraft is a much more fascinating figure, her life far richer, and the impact of that life on her ideas a great deal stronger, than an account of one work alone can convey. This study provides an absorbing introduction to the range and diversity of Wollstonecraft's writing. What is revealed is a writer who challenged the prejudices of her day, both in her work and in her life. Drawing on recent feminist and literary scholarship, Jane Moore plots the tensions in Wollstonecraft's argument for female independence, mapping her ambivalence about sexual matters onto her quest for love. The debates that Mary Wollstonecraft aroused have lost none of their power to excite controversy in our time.
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A Vindication of the Rights of Men; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; An Historical and Moral View of the French Revolution

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191605786

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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This volume brings together the major political writings of Mary Wollstonecraft in the order in which they appeared in the revolutionary 1790s. It traces her passionate and indignant response to the excitement of the early days of the French Revolution and then her uneasiness at its later bloody phase. It reveals her developing understanding of women's involvement in the political and social life of the nation and her growing awareness of the relationship between politics and economics and between political institutions and the individual. In personal terms, the works show her struggling with a belief in the perfectibility of human nature through rational education, a doctrine that became weaker under the onslaught of her own miserable experience and the revolutionary massacres. Janet Todd's introduction illuminates the progress of Wollstonecraft's thought, showing that a reading of all three works allows her to emerge as a more substantial political writer than a study of The Rights of Woman alone can reveal. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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The Study of Philosophy

Author: S. Morris Engel,Angelika Soldan,Kevin Durand

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742548923

Category: Philosophy

Page: 457

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"This sixth edition of The Study of Philosophy preserves the strengths of the earlier editions - a conversational tone, intriguing examples, and timely reflections on the major fields of philosophical inquiry by seminal thinkers in the history of ideas - and expands those discussions in compelling new directions. This new edition is distinctive for integrating contemporary treatment of continental and analytic philosophy, theories of justice, and feminism. It is a time-honored text, revised for students in the 21st century!"--BOOK JACKET.
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Language and Revolution in Burke, Wollstonecraft, Paine, and Godwin

Author: Jane Hodson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754654032

Category: History

Page: 216

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Jane Hodson's book explores the relationship between political persuasion, literary style, and linguistic theory in four key texts on the French Revolution by Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Paine, and William Godwin. Situating these texts in the context of more than 50 contemporaneous books on language, as well as pamphlets, novels, and letters, Hodson challenges the notion that the Revolution debate was a straightforward conflict between radical and conservative linguistic practices.
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