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Author Kolbrener, William
Title Mary Astell : Reason, Gender, Faith
Imprint Abingdon : Taylor & Francis Group, 2007
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Descript 1 online resource (230 pages)
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Note Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on Contributors -- I: "Dreading to Engage Her": The Critical Reception of Mary Astell -- II: Mary Astell, Religion, and Feminism: Texts in Motion -- III: Mary Astell, A Serious Proposal to the Ladies (1694), and the Anglican Reformation of Manners in Late-Seventeenth-Century England -- IV: Astell's "Design of Friendship" in Letters and A Serious Proposal, Part I -- V: Mary Astell and John Locke -- VI: Mary Astell's Law of the Heart -- VII: Religious Nonconformity and the Problem of Dissent in the Works of Aphra Behn and Mary Astell -- VIII: "Great in Humilitie": A Consideration of Mary Astell's Poetry -- IX: "Tis better that I endure": Mary Astell's Exclusion of Equity -- X: Mary Astell on the Causation of Sensation -- XI: Astell, Cartesian Ethics, and the Critique of Custom -- XII: Are You Experienced?: Astell, Locke, and Education -- XIII: "Cry up Liberty": The Political Context for Mary Astell's Feminism -- Select Bibliographies -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- Z
Mary Astell: Reason, Gender, Faith includes essays from diverse disciplinary perspectives to consider the full range of Astell's political, theological, philosophical, and poetic writings. The volume does not eschew the more traditional scholarly interest in Astell's concerns about gender; rather, it reveals how Astell's works require attention not only for their role in the development of early modern feminism, but also for their interventions on subjects ranging from political authority to educational theory, from individual agency to divine service, and from Cartesian ethics to Lockean epistemology. Given the vast breadth of her writings, her active role within early modern political and theological debates, and the sophisticated complexity of her prose, Astell has few parallels among her contemporaries. Mary Astell: Reason, Gender, Faith bestows upon Astell the attention which she deserves not merely as a proto-feminist, but as a major figure of the early modern period
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Kolbrener, William Mary Astell : Reason, Gender, Faith Abingdon : Taylor & Francis Group,c2007 9780754652649
Subject Astell, Mary, -- 1668-1731 -- Criticism and interpretation.;Astell, Mary, -- 1668-1731 -- Political and social views.;Astell, Mary, -- 1668-1731 -- Religion.;Feminism -- Great Britain -- History
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Alt Author Michelson, Michal
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