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

By Karen Green

Through the eighteenth century, elite ladies participated within the philosophical, medical, and political controversies that ended in the overthrow of monarchy, the reconceptualisation of marriage, and the emergence of contemporary, democratic associations. during this accomplished research, Karen eco-friendly outlines and discusses the guidelines and arguments of those girls, exploring the improvement in their special and contrasting political positions, and their engagement with the works of political thinkers reminiscent of 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, improving their historic value and deepening our figuring out of this era in highbrow historical past. it is going to supply an important source for readers in political philosophy, political conception, highbrow historical past, and women's reviews.

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Dacier, L’Iliade, vol. 1, p. lxiv; Ozell, Broom, and Oldisworth, The Iliad, vol. 1, pp. liii–liv. Anne Dacier, L’Odyssée d’Homère traduite en françois avec des remarques, 3 vols. (Paris: Rigaud, 1716). , vol. 1, p. xiv. Anne Dacier, Des Causes de la corruption du goust (Paris: Rigaud, 1714); Homère défendu contre l’apologie du R. P. Hardouin ou suite des causes de la corruption du goust (Paris: Jean Baptiste Coignard, 1716). I argue for the importance of Scudéry in the development of modern ideas of romantic love in Karen Green, ‘Madeleine de Scudéry on Love and the Emergence of the “Private Sphere”’, History of Political Thought 30 (2009), 272–85.

111 She received most of her education from her brother, who was also an Anglo-Saxon scholar. In translating a Homily on the Birthday of St. 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.

12. ’104 But this does seem to lay him open to Burnet’s charge that his principles are compatible with Deism. If revelation is unnecessary for moral knowledge, and the soul is not immaterial, hence not immortal, what place is there for revelation or an active God? 105 But this is not very persuasive, since it assumes the existence of a morally good God, the very thing which Burnet thinks is unlikely to be able to be proved on the basis of experience alone. While Cockburn’s arguments may not have been entirely successful, their clear intent was to defend Locke’s orthodoxy.

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