Journal article

The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft

Karen Green, Sandrine Berges

PHILOSOPHICAL REVIEW | DUKE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

In 1997, a collection of essays was published by Linda Kerber called Toward an Intellectual History of Women. The current volume advertises itself as part of the related project of detailing the contribution made by women to the history of philosophy. In reading the essays collected in it, I could not help but feel that, without more progress toward an intellectual history of women, as anticipated by Kerber, no genuinely interesting account of the women's contribution to the history of philosophy can emerge. Progress in evaluating the social and political philosophy of Wollstonecraft requires a deeper understanding of both the intellectual history of her period, and of women's considerable c..

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