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

By Karen Green

Through the eighteenth century, elite ladies participated within the philosophical, medical, and political controversies that led to the overthrow of monarchy, the reconceptualisation of marriage, and the emergence of recent, democratic associations. during this accomplished research, Karen eco-friendly outlines and discusses the tips and arguments of those ladies, exploring the improvement in their exact and contrasting political positions, and their engagement with the works of political thinkers resembling 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 learn demonstrates the intensity of women's contributions to eighteenth-century political debates, getting better their old importance and deepening our realizing of this era in highbrow heritage. it is going to offer a necessary source for readers in political philosophy, political idea, highbrow background, and women's reviews.

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Early eighteenth-century debates 31 wealthy gentlemen who are arguing for freedom, in the case of religion, are committed to accepting freedom from the law in general; the destruction of their own civil privileges, as well as the respect they require from their inferiors. ’75 For her, the real intent of the author is to promote atheism, and, since without a belief in God, morality and law would have no ground, were he successful in the promotion of his doctrines, anarchy would ensue: So that to make Libertines, is to make so many Beasts of Prey, Foxes and other Vermin; and to do all one can to reduce Mankind to a state of open Violence, or dissembled Malice, which some, taking the Measure from themselves, have falsely called a State of Nature.

P. 26. Patricia Sheridan, ‘Locke’s Ethics and the British Moralists: The Lockean Legacy in EighteenthCentury Moral Philosophy’ (PhD thesis, The University of Western Ontario, 2002), p. 309; ‘Reflection, Nature, and Moral Law: The Extent of Catharine Cockburn’s Lockeanism in her Defence of Mr. Locke’s Essay’, Hypatia 22 (2007), 133–51. 36 A History of Women’s Political Thought in Europe, 1700–1800 Mankind had never been, or never been design’d, Justice, Gratitude, Fidelity, &c. 100 According to her, there are immutable moral truths, grounded in the nature of things, that is to say, grounded in the nature of man as a rational, social being capable of feeling pain and pleasure.

113 Elstob’s 110 111 112 113 ‘Elizabeth Elstob’, in Reprints of Rare Tracts and Imprints of Antient Manuscripts (Newcastle: M. A. Richardson, 1847), pp. 33–74. ’, Gender and History 17 (2005), 210–20. Madeleine de Scudéry, Essay Upon Glory, trans. Elizabeth Elstob (London: J. Morphew, 1708). Elizabeth Elstob, An English-Saxon Homily on the Birthday of St. Gregory anciently used in the EnglishSaxon Church. Giving an account of the Conversion of the English from Paganism to Christianity (London: W.

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