Mary Astell

(1666—1731) philosopher and promoter of women's education

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English feminist and philosopher, influenced by John Locke and Malebranche. Her works include A Serious Proposal to the Ladies (1694) and Some Reflections on Marriage (1700), Letters Concerning the Love of God (1695) and The Christian Religion as Professed by a Daughter of the Church of England (1705).

Subjects: Literature — Philosophy.

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