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The Resource A vindication of political virtue : the political theory of Mary Wollstonecraft, Virginia Sapiro

A vindication of political virtue : the political theory of Mary Wollstonecraft, Virginia Sapiro

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A vindication of political virtue : the political theory of Mary Wollstonecraft
Title
A vindication of political virtue
Title remainder
the political theory of Mary Wollstonecraft
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Sapiro
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Nearly two hundred years ago, Mary Wollstonecraft wrote what is considered to be the first major work of feminist political theory: A Vindication of the Rights of Women. Much has been written about this work, and about Wollstonecraft as the intellectual pioneer of feminism, but the actual substance and coherence of her political thought have been virtually ignored. Virginia Sapiro here provides the first full-length treatment of Wollstonecraft's political theory. Drawing on all of Wollstonecraft's works and treating them thematically rather than sequentially, Sapiro shows that Wollstonecraft sequentially, Sapiro shows that Wollstonecraft's ideas about women's rights, feminism, and gender are elements of a broad and fully developed philosophy, one with significant implications for contemporary democratic and liberal theory. The issues raised speak to many current debates in theory, including those surrounding interpretation of the history of feminism, the relationship between liberalism and republicanism in the development of political philosophy, and the debate over the canon. For political scientists, most of whom know little about Wollstonecraft's thought, Sapiro's book is an excellent, nuanced introduction which will cause a reconsideration of her work and her significance both for her time and for today's concerns. For feminist scholars, Sapiro's book offers a rounded and unconventional analysis of Wollstonecraft's thought."--Back cover
  • "Nearly two hundred years ago, Mary Wollstonecraft wrote what is considered to be the first major work of feminist political theory: A Vindication of the Rights of Women. Much has been written about this work, and about Wollstonecraft as the intellectual pioneer of feminism, but the actual substance and coherence of her political thought have been virtually ignored. Virginia Sapiro here provides the first full-length treatment of Wollstonecraft's political theory. Drawing on all of Wollstonecraft's works and treating them thematically rather than sequentially, Sapiro shows that Wollstonecraft sequentially, Sapiro shows that Wollstonecraft's ideas about women's rights, feminism, and gender are elements of a broad and fully developed philosophy, one with significant implications for contemporary democratic and liberal theory. The issues raised speak to many current debates in theory, including those surrounding interpretation of the history of feminism, the relationship between liberalism and republicanism in the development of political philosophy, and the debate over the canon. For political scientists, most of whom know little about Wollstonecraft's thought, Sapiro's book is an excellent, nuanced introduction which will cause a reconsideration of her work and her significance both for her time and for today's concerns. For feminist scholars, Sapiro's book offers a rounded and unconventional analysis of Wollstonecraft's thought." -- Back cover
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sapiro, Virginia
Dewey number
323.3/4/092
Index
index present
LC call number
JC176.W65
LC item number
S27 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wollstonecraft, Mary
  • Women's rights
  • Political science
  • Vrouwen
  • Burgerrechten
  • Politieke filosofie
  • Politisches Denken
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Femmes
  • Femmes
  • féminisme
Label
A vindication of political virtue : the political theory of Mary Wollstonecraft, Virginia Sapiro
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Life and Works --- 2. The Reasoned, Passionate Self --- 3. Natural and Unnatural Distinctions --- 4. The Same Subject Continued --- 5. Individual, Family, and State --- 6. Language Politics and Representation --- 7. Toward the New Order --- 8. Wollstonecraft and Feminist Traditions --- 9. Wollstonecraft and the Canon
Control code
24795668
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780226734910
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
91038426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1460743
Label
A vindication of political virtue : the political theory of Mary Wollstonecraft, Virginia Sapiro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Life and Works --- 2. The Reasoned, Passionate Self --- 3. Natural and Unnatural Distinctions --- 4. The Same Subject Continued --- 5. Individual, Family, and State --- 6. Language Politics and Representation --- 7. Toward the New Order --- 8. Wollstonecraft and Feminist Traditions --- 9. Wollstonecraft and the Canon
Control code
24795668
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780226734910
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
91038426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1460743

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