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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

Tracy A. Thomas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814783047
eISBN:
9781479853892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783047.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book analyzes the feminist and legal thought of women’s rights founder Elizabeth Cady Stanton on gender equality in the family. It discusses Stanton’s theories on marriage, divorce, marital ... More


The French Revolution

Philip Schofield

in Utility and Democracy: The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198208563
eISBN:
9780191716928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208563.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Bentham first seriously addressed the question of political reform at the time of the French Revolution. He offered advice to the fledgling French legislators on how they might reform the French ... More


Parliamentary Reform

Philip Schofield

in Utility and Democracy: The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198208563
eISBN:
9780191716928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208563.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In 1809 Bentham embarked on a sustained and detailed attack on the British establishment, in which he persisted until his death in 1832. The elements of his political radicalism were in place when he ... More


Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Jonathan I. Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

The author presents the first major reassessment of the Western Enlightenment for a generation. Continuing the story he began in Radical Enlightenment, and now focusing his attention on the first ... More


Why Did Culture Triumph?

Carl N. Degler

in In Search of Human Nature: The Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195077070
eISBN:
9780199853991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195077070.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the triumph of culture over race as the basis of the study of human nature. It suggests that a general urge to know, combined with a professional and scientifically derived ... More


The Origins of Modern Democratic Republicanism

Jonathan I. Israel

in Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of classical republicanism and democratic republicanism. It then turns to the emergence of modern democratic radicalism, which must be viewed in terms of the ... More


The Problem of Equality

Jonathan I. Israel

in Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.003.0021
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the idea of equality, one of the most divisive and potentially perplexing of all basic concepts introduced by the Radical Enlightenment into the make-up of modernity. ... More


Sex, Marriage, and the Equality of Women

Jonathan I. Israel

in Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.003.0022
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of how Cartesianism produced the first systematic theory arguing for the equality of women. It was precisely one of the philosophically most problematic features ... More


Race, Radical Thought, and the Advent of Anti-colonialism

Jonathan I. Israel

in Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.003.0023
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the emergence of a style of thought which asserted the fundamental equality of all men and rejected all theological justification for subjugating the heathen. ... More


Van den Enden: Philosophy, Democracy, and Egalitarianism

Jonathan I. Israel

in Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206088
eISBN:
9780191676970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206088.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

Van den Enden takes the perversity and arbitrariness of kings and princes for granted and concentrates rather on developing his ideas for reforming education, advancing equality, and enlightening the ... More


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