Book Cover of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

by Mary Wollstonecraft

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects (1792), written by the 18th-century British proto-feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, is one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy. In it, Wollstonecraft responds to those educational and political theorists of the 18th century who believed that women should not receive a rational education. She argues that women's education ought to match their position in society, and that they are essential to the nation because they raise its children and could act as respected "companions" to their husbands. Wollstonecraft maintains that women are human beings deserving of the same fundamental rights as men, and that treating them as mere ornaments or property for men undercuts the moral foundation of society.

Book Details

Language

English

Original Language

English

Published In

1792

Author

Mary Wollstonecraft image

Mary Wollstonecraft was an English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. Until the late 20th century, Wollstonecraft's life, which encompassed several unconventional personal relationsh...

More on Mary Wollstonecraft

Listen/Download Audiobook

Read by:
00:00
Playback Speed 1.0
00:00
  • Select Speed

Related books

Prior Analytics  Cover image

Prior Analytics by Aristotle

The Prior Analytics is a work by Aristotle on deductive reasoning, known as his syllogistic, composed around 350 BCE. Being one of the six extant Aris...

On Christian Doctrine Cover image

On Christian Doctrine by Saint Augustine of Hippo

De doctrina Christiana, a theological text written by Augustine of Hippo. It consists of four books that describe how to interpret and teach the Scrip...

On Grace And Free Will Cover image

On Grace And Free Will by Saint Augustine of Hippo

It explores the complex relationship between grace and free will, two concepts that are central to Augustine's understanding of salvation and the natu...

The Logic of Hegel Cover image

The Logic of Hegel by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

In "The Logic of Hegel" by the renowned philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, embark on a profound intellectual journey through the intricate lab...

The New Organon Cover image

The New Organon by Francis Bacon

The Novum Organum is a philosophical work by Francis Bacon published in 1620. The title translates as "new instrument". This is a reference to Aristot...

A Treatise Of Human Nature, Volume 2  Cover image

A Treatise Of Human Nature, Volume 2 by David Hume

The Treatise is a classic statement of philosophical empiricism, scepticism, and naturalism. In the introduction Hume presents the idea of placing all...

United Nations Agreements Cover image

United Nations Agreements by United Nations

The Charter of the United Nations (UN) is the foundational treaty of the UN, an intergovernmental organization. It establishes the purposes, governing...

Novum Organum Cover image

Novum Organum by Francis Bacon

The Novum Organum, fully Novum Organum, sive Indicia Vera de Interpretatione Naturae ("New organon, or true directions concerning the interpretation o...

Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil Cover image

Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil by Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil, commonly referred to as Leviathan, is a book written by Thomas H...

Meditations on First Philosophy Cover image

Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes

Meditations on First Philosophy, in which the existence of God and the immortality of the soul are demonstrated is a philosophical treatise by René De...

Reviews for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

No reviews posted or approved, yet...