Romantic Rationalist: A William Godwin Reader by William GodwinRomantic Rationalist: A William Godwin Reader by William Godwin

Romantic Rationalist: A William Godwin Reader

byWilliam GodwinForeword byJohn P. ClarkEditorPeter Marshall

Paperback | February 1, 2017

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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. Godwin’s work will be of interest to all those who believe that rationality, truth, happiness, individuality, equality, and freedom are central concerns of human enquiry and endeavor.
William Godwin was one of the first exponents of utilitarianism and the first modern proponent of anarchism. John Clark is the Curtin Distinguished Professor in Humane Letters and the Professions, a professor of philosophy, and a member of the environmental studies faculty at Loyola University–New Orleans. He is the author or editor of...
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Title:Romantic Rationalist: A William Godwin ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:February 1, 2017Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1629632287

ISBN - 13:9781629632285

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"An anarchist classic . . . with a valuable sketch of Godwin’s life and an interpretation of his work. Much of what Godwin says is obvious common sense." —Henry Geiger, Manas Journal