Abstract

Writing in the seventeenth century, Mary Astell offers some splendid models of what it can mean to include women in determining the purposes of politics, in marking the boundaries of issues on the political agenda, and in analyzing particular political concepts. A contending voice in early modern philosophy, Astell's contributions to political thought are made more visible here by contrast with Thomas Hobbes, with whom she was familiar and somewhat sympathetic.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 63-84
Launched on MUSE
2004-09-09
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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