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Mary Wollstonecraft – European philosophy

By |2018-04-08T11:14:30+00:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|

Mary Wollstonecraft - European philosophy Mary Wollstonecraft was the most famous woman among the Enlightenment philosophers of the 1700s AD. Like Damaris Masham and Mary Astell in the 1600s, Wollstonecraft mainly argued that men should not prevent women from getting a good education. You think this is obvious? But Rousseau, just a few years earlier, had argued that men should [...]

Colonization and Empire – Europe

By |2018-04-08T21:33:36+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

British colonialist in a litter carried by local men Napoleon's empire in Europe ended a lot of the old powers. But when Napoleon lost power in 1815 AD, rich men just built new empires. Even though the Enlightenment and the French Revolution had tried to bring political equality to everyone, the 1800s were a time of tremendous inequality instead. [...]