Women and Men Political Theorists: Enlightened Conversations
May 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: Sources of Political Authority.
1. The Second Treatise of Government (John Locke).
2. A Serious Proposal to the Ladies/Some Reflections upon Marriage/An Impartial Enquiry into the Causes of rebellion and Civil War/The Christian Religion (Mary Astell).
Part II: Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment.
3. Discourse on the Origin of Inequality (Jean-Jacques Rousseau).
4. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Mary Wollstonecraft).
Part III: Conservation or Revolution as the Path to Democratic Change.
5. Reflections on the Revolution in France (Edmund Burke).
6. A Vindication of the Rights of Men (Mary Wollsteoncraft).
Part IV: Federalism and Anti-Federalism.
7. The Federalist (James Madison).
8. Observations on the New Constitution (Mercy Otis Warren).
Part V: Thoughts on Minority Rights and Liberty - From Servitude to Privilege.
9. Writings and Addresses (Maria W. Stewart).
10. On Liberty (John Stuart Mill).
Part VI: Abolitionism, Socialism, and Feminism.
11. Writings and Addresses (Frederick Douglass).
12. The Communist Manifesto (Karl Marx).
13. Woman, Church, and State (Matilda Joslyn Gage).
Part VII: From Utilitarianism to Womanist Theory.
14. Utilitarianism (John Stuart Mill).
15. A Voice from the South, By a Black Woman of the South (Anna Julia Cooper).
* Presents a new balanced approach to teaching modern political theory.
* Includes biographical information in the critical introductions to each section.
"Kristin Waters' anthology is an egalitarian and inclusive conversation between political theorists of different races, times, and genders. Her thorough introductions to each of the participants and her insightful
interpretive suggestions turn Women and Men Political Theorists into a unique text and an excellent addition to political theory." Bat-Ami Bar On, Binghamton University (SUNY)