Wollstonecraft argues the case for women’s rights entirely in libertarian terms of equal and natural rights.
Novak reviews Charlotte Gordon’s book Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley.
This home study course explores Mary Wollstonecraft’s arguments for the equal treatment of men and women by the state.
Mary Wollstonecraft was a noted figure of the Enlightenment, contributing one of the most influential feminist works of her time.
In this entry, Wendy McElroy outlines the history of the feminist movement and the major split in beliefs between individualist and radical or gender feminists.
Feminism is part of an interlocking family of movements aimed at human liberation, and indeed helping to achieve it, albeit in fits and starts.
Smith interrupts his usual series with a 30-question trivia quiz.
A brief history of the libertarian roots of feminism, and an introduction to a rotating column discussing libertarian feminism.
Libertarian feminism can help one see the dangers of patriarchy and the futility of statist intervention at once.
A popular novelist as well as a political philosopher, William Godwin was one of the first influential writers on the topic of philosophical anarchism.
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Knight explores twin themes in libertarian history: Revolution and Romanticism.
This home study course discusses the issues of equal rights, especially with reference to the flourishing of individuality and pluralism in a free society.
Richard Price was a British philosopher who supported American Independence and the French Revolution and whose work focused on reason in ethics.
Legal and cultural changes allowing women to own property and participate in the market as entrepreneurs contributed to the Great Enrichment.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an important organizer and writer in the American women’s rights movement.
The Enlightenment was an era that brought a wave of philosophical ideas, including classical liberalism, scientific progress, and social and religious tolerance.