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

By Karen Green

In the course of the eighteenth century, elite girls participated within the philosophical, clinical, and political controversies that ended in the overthrow of monarchy, the reconceptualisation of marriage, and the emergence of recent, democratic associations. during this finished learn, Karen eco-friendly outlines and discusses the tips and arguments of those girls, exploring the advance in their precise and contrasting political positions, and their engagement with the works of political thinkers similar 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 examine demonstrates the intensity of women's contributions to eighteenth-century political debates, getting better their ancient value and deepening our figuring out of this era in highbrow historical past. it's going to offer a necessary source for readers in political philosophy, political concept, highbrow historical past, and women's stories.

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81 Later writers, of a ‘neo-Roman’ bent, will place a greater emphasis on the importance of the autarchy in autonomy, and insist that there is a connection between moral autonomy and political freedom. But just how this connection is conceptualised will differ from writer to writer. At the heart of these disputes about liberty there are profound metaphysical and epistemological disagreements, which are seen to have moral and political consequences. In the next section we will briefly examine the interaction between these metaphysical debates and moral and political attitudes through a discussion of the philosophy of Catharine Cockburn.

Spalding, Elise Reimarus (1735–1805), p. 80. 28 A History of Women’s Political Thought in Europe, 1700–1800 progress, rooted in the discourse of the English Civil war, tended to flow in the opposite direction. 64 These writers were all interested in the nature and authority of the state, and in questions of liberty, in one sense or another. 66 Despite the differences between them, all of these writers trace the legitimacy of government to the explicit or implied consent of the people, thus accepting some kind of, in principle, right of resistance to an inadequate or tyrannous government.

Wilkin, 1705), pp. 177–8, 370–1; The Christian Religion, as Professed by a Daughter of the Church of England, ed. Jacqueline Broad (Toronto, ont: Iter Inc. and the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2013), pp. 138, 249; Broad and Green, A History, pp. 269–71; Sarah Apetrei, Women, Feminism and Religion in Early Enlightenment England (Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 49–152; Weil, Political Passions, pp. 142–60. Astell, The Christian Religion, p. 278; ed. Broad, p. 193. Lucy Hutchinson, Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson with a Fragment of Autobiography, ed.

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