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

By Karen Green

In the course of the eighteenth century, elite ladies participated within the philosophical, medical, and political controversies that led to the overthrow of monarchy, the reconceptualisation of marriage, and the emergence of recent, democratic associations. during this complete examine, Karen eco-friendly outlines and discusses the tips and arguments of those ladies, exploring the improvement in their detailed and contrasting political positions, and their engagement with the works of political thinkers similar to 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 research demonstrates the intensity of women's contributions to eighteenth-century political debates, convalescing their ancient importance and deepening our realizing of this era in highbrow background. it is going to supply a vital source for readers in political philosophy, political thought, highbrow heritage, and women's experiences.

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66. The English translator takes liberties at this point, suggesting that some of Plato’s dialogues deal with homosexual passion, but claiming that this was an early aberration renounced in The Laws. Dacier, The Works of Plato abridged, vol. 1, p. 53. Dacier, Les Œuvres de Platon, vol. 1, p. 93; Dacier, The Works of Plato abridged, vol. 1, pp. 82–3. Dacier, Les Œuvres de Platon, vol. 1, pp. 93–4; Dacier, The Works of Plato abridged, vol. 1, p. 83. 26 A History of Women’s Political Thought in Europe, 1700–1800 political thought, which renders it public and masculine, and represents private passions as hurdles to be overcome in the pursuit of public good.

247–79. Anne Dacier, L’Iliade d’Homère traduite en François avec des remarques, 3 vols. (Paris: Rigaud, 1711). , 2nd edn (London: Bernard Lintott, 1714). , vol. 1, p. xl; Dacier, L’Iliade d’Homère, p. xlviii. Early eighteenth-century debates 21 influenced by stories deriving from Egypt, which transmitted the ideas of early Judaism. But it is her barbed comments directed at the modern novel, which are of most interest for our purposes. 30 Dacier rejects such assertions as a travesty. 31 She identifies the central reason for denying the modern confections the status of epics to be their concern with love: Love, after having debauch’d our Manners, has corrupted our Wit.

66. The English translator takes liberties at this point, suggesting that some of Plato’s dialogues deal with homosexual passion, but claiming that this was an early aberration renounced in The Laws. Dacier, The Works of Plato abridged, vol. 1, p. 53. Dacier, Les Œuvres de Platon, vol. 1, p. 93; Dacier, The Works of Plato abridged, vol. 1, pp. 82–3. Dacier, Les Œuvres de Platon, vol. 1, pp. 93–4; Dacier, The Works of Plato abridged, vol. 1, p. 83. 26 A History of Women’s Political Thought in Europe, 1700–1800 political thought, which renders it public and masculine, and represents private passions as hurdles to be overcome in the pursuit of public good.

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