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The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft

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2017.10.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sandrine Bergès and Alan Coffee (eds.), The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft, Oxford University Press 2017, 247 pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198766841. Reviewed by Ruth Hagengruber, Paderborn University Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), a famous and prolific writer whose work was translated into several languages during her lifetime, reflected on the philosophical and political issues connected with the topics current at that time. Her ideas focus on important themes such as how a community organizes itself and what is wrong with the general positions of women in society. Today, her writing serves as an example of a proto-feminist approach which articulates this special problem of the sexes as an elementary moment in political philosophy. Nonetheless, although these issues have continued to be relevant, Wollstonecraft's position is debated within feminist theory. Her writings satisfy the. . .

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