This meant that they accepted an extensive variety of attitudes. The Americans wished for ‘politics of liberty’, and like the British, did not view reason as their ‘end’. They wanted freedom in their society, and achieved it through a series of reasonable reforms. The approach the French took was drastically different from the reasonable path the British and Americans took. Unlike the previous countries, France viewed reason as their end and their ‘new truth’.
Mary Wollstonecraft uses radical ideas and societal problems throughout “On National Education (1792)” to provide support for her opinion on social progress and equality. Christine de Pizan uses metaphorical writing to reinforce the idea of equality between men and women. Both authors use problems and events that are occurring during their individual time period to support their point of equality. Although both of these women lived in a time period very spread out from the other, the single idea of equality has been constant. Wollstonecraft and Pizan both use and present their individual society in a way that would promote equality by the society itself; however, one can argue that Wollstonecraft and Pizan, no matter how radical their ideas
In the meanwhile, there are a large number of people insisting in the point of view that this situation must keep on existing, and female should live on the pre-given talent instead of developing some other skills. According to the contents in the “French Feminist Philosophy”, it is obvious that some women philosophers prefer to be approved because of their abilities or skills rather than be thought highly based on their pre-given talent. That means the female is the more important factor to affect the society and population (Alexei A. Maklakov). Even though they have this social responsibility, some of them argue that the female can develop more all-rounded. And Simone De Beauvoir was one of these great feminist philosophers.
Everything depends upon it, the present and the future. Above all we must secure unity: we must be able to cast a whole generation in the same mould.” By doing this, Napoleon was decreasing the gap between the Nobles and the Peasants. He was trying to make a middle class, so that everyone with power and authority had deserved it, and weren’t just with power because their parents had connections,
Explain why Castlereagh opposed harsh treatment of France at the Congress of Vienna (12) Castlereagh, the foreign secretary in the Liverpool government, played the role of conciliator at the Congress of Vienna. His main objective was to maintain a peaceful relationship with France so that trade could continue after being disrupted by the Napoleonic war; he did this through the introduction of the congress system in which the idea of balancing power between the powers was put forward. Firstly, Castlereagh wanted lasting peace not only with France but with the other powers. However, his main concern lay with France as too much violence towards them may have caused revenge attacks. They achieved this by penalizing France with indemnities; however, they didn’t embitter France to want to fight for revenge.
Stanton describes very logically, how an individual self is the head of establishment, an important part of a general society. These ideas still apply today, in America, and around the world as women still fail to receive equal rights in many aspects. “The strongest reason why we ask for woman a voice in the government under which she lives: in the religion she is asked to believed; equality in social life, where she is the chief factor; a place in the trades and professions; where she may earn her bread, is because of her birthright to self-sovereignty; because as an individual, she must rely on herself”. Stanton emphasizes on being self-dependent, being able to rely on oneself. The idea of individual development, of every man and woman as equally important.
Professor Staples 9/21/11 Essay 1 The “French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen” was approved by the National assembly of France in August 1789. Through this document one can clearly see the significance of the immense social and intellectual forces, which influenced the French Revolution because they destroyed the old older and brought a set of new ideas upon the world that, were dangerously powerful. These dynamic forces were crafted through the works of the enlightenment and the new ways of thinking which profoundly changed the nature of politics itself. The enlightenment caused the old rigid political and social system to face the wrath of new political ideas and economic realities which in turn caused the French Revolution by giving birth to a new world view. The enlightenment unleashed upon the people a set of complex ideas of rationalism, secularism, a Newtonian world view and many other leading European intellectuals idea’s which can all be portrayed right in the document itself.
Asses the view that the Enlightenment was the most important cause of the French Revolution? The Enlightenment was an 18th century philosophical movement in Europe that stressed the importance of reason in analysing and investigating. This led to a critical review of existing ideas and social institutions and how they could be changed and improved, through the use of reason. In this period of time a lot of people were becoming more aware of social, economic and political interactions. The idea of monarchy was becoming a disappointing plan.
This movement entailed the “Declaration of Sentiments, Grievances, and Resolutions,” that echoed the preamble of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.” (HAA, 2006) This was to imply that fact that the Declaration of Independence was including women among these sentiments. Women began to know their rights and understand that they too were apart of what was declared in this document that “men” signed. There were groups that formed call societies. One was called the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). After these leagues of women formed, they worked to gather votes throughout the states to allow women to vote.