Mary Wollstonecraft was a noted figure of the Enlightenment, contributing one of the most influential feminist works of her time.
In this entry, McElroy outlines the feminist movement’s history and the major split in beliefs between individualist and radical or gender feminists.
A popular novelist as well as a political philosopher, William Godwin was one of the first influential writers on the topic of philosophical anarchism.
Richard Price was a British philosopher who supported American Independence and the French Revolution and whose work focused on reason in ethics.
The Enlightenment brought a wave of philosophical ideas, including classical liberalism, scientific progress, and social and religious tolerance.