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Romantic Rationalist

Romantic Rationalist

A William Godwin Reader

William Godwin (Author); Peter Marshall (Editor); John P. Clark (Foreword)

  • Publisher: PM Press
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 192
  • Released: Feb 1, 2017
  • ISBN-13: 9781629632285


William Godwin (1756–1836) was one of the first exponents of utilitarianism and the first modern proponent of anarchism. He was not only a radical philosopher but a pioneer in libertarian education, a founder of communist economics, and an acute and powerful novelist whose literary family included his partner, pioneering feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft, and his daughter Mary Godwin (later Mary Shelley). This work offers for the first time a handy collection of Godwin’s key writings in a clear and concise form, together with an assessment of his influence, a biographical sketch, and an analysis of his contribution to anarchist theory and practice. 

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