Mary Wollstonecraft

[Revised entry by Sylvana Tomaselli on August 19, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 - 1797) was a moral and political philosopher whose analysis of the condition
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[Revised entry by Sylvana Tomaselli on August 19, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 - 1797) was a moral and political philosopher whose analysis of the condition of women in modern society retains much of its original radicalism. One of the reasons her pronouncements on the subject remain challenging is that her reflections on the status of the female sex were part of an attempt to come to a comprehensive understanding of human relations within a civilization increasingly governed by acquisitiveness and consumption. Her first publication was on the education of daughters; she went on...

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