May 2024

A Vindication of Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft was a fascinating philosophical figure, in part because she didn’t just write philosophical treatises. Like our previous Wise Woman, Margaret Cavendish, she wrote pamphlets and even novels. And she campaigned not just against sexism but against all kinds of inequality.

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The Logic of Logic

Suppose you need to persuade your roommate to do the dishes. You might try to reason with them, using an argument about fairness. But logical arguments often don't work, and you may find yourself resorting to guilt and shame—or even threats—to get what you want.

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