Astell: Political Writings
Cambridge University Press, 1996 - History - 289 pages
The writings of the High Church Tory pamphleteer Mary Astell (1666-1731) are a remarkable and underestimated contribution to the constitutional debates which ushered in the modern literal democratic state. Astell was perhaps the first systematic critic of Locke's entire corpus, something which has been overlooked in the considerable literature evaluating the reception of Locke's Two Treatises On Government.
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