Historical Who is Who

GODWIN, William

1756 - 1836

Original thinking political philosopher who challenged what he saw as  institutional injustices imposed by existing social structures, not least those on women. Anarchy was in its own way preferable. He was not a violent revolutionary, but he conveyed real fervour in his writings on justice and the range of his contemporary literary and cultural contacts is extraordinary. The education of moral sense was a fundamental priority for him




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