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Great London Thinkers: Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Category
    Talks and Discussions
  • Date(s)
    08 February 2014
  • Time
    2:30 PM
  • Price
Great London Thinkers: Mary Wollstonecraft

Join Anja Steinbauer at this open discussion and explore the life and work of Mary Wollstonecraft. 

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 –1797 ) was undeniably one of the most outstanding figures of her time. Claiming that “the being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason”, she embodies in many ways the ideals of the Enlightenment. Courageous, fiercely intelligent and articulate, she effectively challenged the ideas of many of the famous minds around her, including Edmund Burke. Defender of the French Revolution, pioneer for the rights of women and mother to Mary Shelley, her influence on our culture can hardly be overestimated.

Anja Steinbauer is the president of Philosophy for All, co-editor of Philosophy Now and is co-founder of the London School of Philosophy. Anja also teaches Philosophy at Bishopsgate Institute.

See also open discussions on John Locke and Bertrand Russell.

This event is organised in partnership with Philosophy for All.

Free admission
No advance booking required; please note places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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