Mary Astell — philosopher

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Creator(s):
Astell, Mary
Title:
Some Reflections upon Marriage
Publication/Origin:
London: Printed for John Nut, 1700
Description:
English philosopher Mary Astell was one of the earliest feminist philosophers in the modern age. In this work she provides a witty but harsh critique of women’s disadvantages within contemporary marriage, famously asking, “if all Men are born free, how is it that all Women are born slaves?”
Citation:
Astell, Mary, Some Reflections upon Marriage, London: Printed for John Nut, 1700, Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed March 04, 2021, https://exhibits.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/baskin/item/4015
 

 

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