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The Wollstonecraftian Mind

Edited By Sandrine Bergès, Eileen Hunt Botting, Alan Coffee Copyright 2019
    530 Pages
    by Routledge

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    There has been a rising interest in the study of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) in philosophy, political theory, literary studies and the history of political thought in recent decades. The Wollstonecraftian Mind seeks to provide a comprehensive survey of her work, not only placing it in its historical context but also exploring its contemporary significance. Comprising 38 chapters by a team of international contributors this handbook covers:

    • the background to Wollstonecraft’s work
    • Wollstonecraft’s major works
    • the relationship between Wollstonecraft and other major philosophers
    • Wollstonecraftian philosophy
    • Wollstonecraft’s legacy

    Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, Wollstonecraft’s work is central to the study of political philosophy, literature, French studies, political thought, and feminism.

    Editors’ Introduction Sandrine Bergès, Eileen Hunt Botting, and Alan Coffee

    Part 1: Background

    1. The Defence of Women Karen Green

    2. The Seventeenth Century Jacqueline Broad

    3. The Social Contract Tradition Natalie Fueher Taylor

    4. Rational Dissent Orianne Smith

    5. The Scottish Enlightenment Daniel O’Neill

    6. The Revolutionary Period Spiros Tegos

    Part 2: Major Works

    7. A Vindication of the Rights of Men Sylvana Tomaselli

    8. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Nancy Johnson

    9. Educational Works Susan Laird

    10. The Novels Elizabeth Dolan

    11. Epistolary and Historical Writings Ross Carroll

    Part 3: Interlocutors

    12. Jean-Jacques Rousseau Christopher Brooke

    13. Immanuel Kant Liane Carlson

    14. Edmund Burke Mary Fairclough

    15. Catharine Macaulay Alan Coffee

    16. William Godwin Mark Philp

    17. Jane Austen Madeline Ahmed Cronin

    18. Lucretia Mott Lisa Pace Vetter

    19. Harriet Taylor Helen McCabe

    20. John Stuart Mill Eileen Hunt Botting

    21. Virginia Woolf Lyndall Gordon

    22. Simone de Beauvoir Lori J. Marso

    Part 4: Philosophy

    23. Theology and Religion Emily Dumler-Winckler

    24. Epistemology Isabelle Bour

    25. Virtue Virginia Sapiro

    26. Reason, Imagination, Passion Martina Reuter

    27. Patriarchy and Social Power Wendy Gunther-Canada

    28. Masculinity Ruth Abbey

    Part 5: Legacies

    29. Marriage, Love, and Friendship Nancy Kendrick

    30. Feminist Liberalism Penny Weiss

    31. Feminist Republicanism Lena Halldenius

    32. Democracy Elizabeth Frazer

    33. Human Rights Alexandre Lefèbvre

    34. Family Laura Brace

    35. Citizenship Melanie White

    36. Capabilities, Adaptive Preferences, and Education Sandrine Bergès

    37. Gender and Social Theory Lorna Bracewell

    38. Freedom Nancy J. Hirshmann and Emily Regier.



    Sandrine Bergès is Associate Professor in Philosophy at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. She is the author of The Routledge Companion to Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (2013) and A Feminist Perspective on Virtue Ethics (2015).

    Eileen Hunt Botting is Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, USA, and the author or editor of seven books. Her latest titles are Wollstonecraft, Mill, and Women’s Human Rights (2016) and Mary Shelley and the Rights of the Child: Political Philosophy in ‘Frankenstein’ (2017).

    Alan Coffee teaches Global Ethics and Human Values at King’s College London, UK. He is the co-editor with Sandrine Bergès of The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft (2016).