History of Ideas: Wollstonecraft on Sexual Politics

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Apr 28 2020 47 mins   1.3k
Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) is one of the most remarkable books in the history of ideas. A classic of early feminism, it uses what’s wrong with the relationship between men and women to illustrate what’s gone wrong with politics. It’s a story of lust and power, education and revolution. David explores how Wollstonecraft’s radical challenge to the basic ideas of modern politics continues to resonate today. To get all 12 talks - please subscribe to the new podcast - Talking Politics: HISTORY OF IDEAS. https://tinyurl.com/ybypzokq Free online version of the text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3420 Recommended version to purchase: https://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/politics-international-relations/texts-political-thought/wollstonecraft-vindication-rights-men-and-vindication-rights-woman-and-hints?format=PB Going Deeper: In Our Time on Mary Wollstonecraft Wollstonecraft in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Sylvana Tomaselli, Wollstonecraft: Philosophy, Passion, and Politics (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020) Virginia Woolf on Mary Wollstonecraft Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.