Rousseau and Wollstonecraft on Women's Education
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The paper examines two important thinkers of the Enlightenment, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Mary Wollstonecraft, who by simultaneously rejecting received tradition and advocating a type of naturalistic individualism, managed in their unique ways to form a bridge between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. The paper goes on to demonstrate how in their advocacy of women's education, they shared much in common.
From the Paper:"The 18th century in Europe was a period of tremendous reconsideration of old patterns and viewpoints of thought, belief, and practice, in many fields of human endeavour including politics, religion, and the relations between the sexes. The seemingly endless tumult of the wars of religion that began with the Protestant Reformation and continued into the Counter-Reformation had finally found their reaction with what came to be known as the "Enlightenment," an intellectual movement which rejected much of tradition as superstitious and, motivated by a relatively small core of thinkers and writers (especially in France) led to its own forms of chaos..."
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