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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:07 PM

8. I suggest reading Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. 1792
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http://www.bartleby.com/144/

This is an amazing read; the fully focused product of a classical education, the result of the mature reflection of a brilliant mind. I guarantee that, if you are a thinker (the video is of a young thinker), you will in later years be thankful that you did.

The reason: it is classical principled reasoning, born of the enlightenment and active one-on-one debate with the likes of Thomas Paine and others forging a path toward a freedom never dreamt of before. Also, read Thomas Paine. You might be surprised at how radical his arguments might appear in these degenerate times. While reading Wollstonecraft realize that her arguments, sound as they are, were pushing against the opposition of even the greatest of contemporary thinkers.

If one hasn't read anything like it before, it will be a great introduction to the method of the fully reasoned argument.

The reason I suggest this reading is to take the mind off contemporary trivia like some "ball busting feminists" or whatever (ours is an age of almost total trivia), and to give the strongest background in the subject.

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