Contributions by Women to Early American Philosophy: Anne Bradstreet, Mercy Otis Warren, and Judith Sargent Murray

Contributions by Women to Early American Philosophy: Anne Bradstreet, Mercy Otis Warren, and Judith Sargent Murray

By: Therese Boos Dykeman (author)Hardback

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This text argues for a more comprehensive history of early American philosophy than has previously been available by focusing on three seventeenth and eighteenth century American women philosophers - Anne Bradstreet, Mercy Otis Warren, and Judith Sargent Murray - and comparing their philosophical views with those of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.

Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introduction; Seventeenth Century Philosophical and Political Environment; 1. Anne Bradstreet 1612/3-1672 Puritan Ethicist; Text: Meditations Divine and Moral; 2. Anne Bradstreet and Benjamin Franklin; Eighteenth Century Philosophical and Political Environment; 3. Mercy Otis Warren 1728-1814 Political Theorist; Text: Observations on the New Constitution...; 4. Mercy Otis Warren and John Adams; 5. Judith Sargent Murray 1751-1820 Enlightenment Feminist; Texts: "On Blending Spirit and Matter," "On the Equality of the Sexes,"The Gleaner: Essays 23, 24, 27, and Essay 88 "Observations on Female Abilities"; 6. Judith Sargent Murray and Thomas Jefferson; Part I Benjamin Franklin; From Autobiography; From Poor Richard's Almanac; Proposed Articles of Confederation 1775; Part II John Adams; Thoughts on Government 1776; Defense of the Constitution of Government of the United States 1786; Part III Thomas Jefferson; A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge 1778; Notes on the State of Virginia 1785; A Summary View of the Rights of British America 1774.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773446854
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 348
  • ID: 9780773446854
  • ISBN10: 0773446850

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