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Mary Wollstonecraft and Feminist Republicanism : Independence, Rights and the Experience of Unfreedom

Halldenius, Lena LU (2015) In The Enlightenment World 30.
Abstract
Mary Wollstonecraft is a writer whose work continues to provoke scholarly debate. But Wollstonecraft the historical figure often obscures her importance as a philosopher. Halldenius explores Wollstonecraft’s political philosophy, focusing on her treatment of republicanism and independence, to propose a new way of reading her work – that of a ‘feminist republican’. Wollstonecraft’s works of fiction and non-fiction are analysed and the use of her own experience of a lack of freedom (the lot of an eighteenth-century woman) is examined as a valid line of philosophical enquiry and not – as others have viewed them – as a form of autobiography.
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Mary Wollstonecraft, freedom, liberty, independence, rights, republicanism, feminism, revolution, representation, morality, women, sex equality
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The Enlightenment World
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30
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192 pages
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Pickering & Chatto
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  • Scopus:84941549113
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9781848935365
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English
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yes
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2ef498af-03fd-459f-9e04-212b01dbdf72 (old id 5045458)
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