Law, Legislation and Liberty, Volume 3: The Political Order of a Free People

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University of Chicago Press, Mar 15, 1981 - 260 páginas
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This work provides a study of American women's responses to evolutionary theory and illuminates the role science played in the nineteenth-century women's rights movement. Here the author reveals how a number of nineteenth-century women, raised on the idea that Eve's sin forever fixed women's subordinate status, embraced Darwinian evolution, especially sexual selection theory as explained in The Descent of Man, as an alternative to the creation story in Genesis. The author chronicles the lives and writings of the women who combined their enthusiasm for evolutionary science with their commitment to women's rights, including Antoinette Brown Blackwell, Eliza Burt Gamble, Helen Hamilton Gardener, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. These Darwinian feminists believed evolutionary science proved that women were not inferior to men, that it was natural for mothers to work outside the home, and that women should control reproduction. The practical applications of this evolutionary feminism came to fruition, it si shown, in the early thinking and writing of the American birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger. In contrast to the extensive scholarship that has been dedicated to analyzing what Darwin and other males evolutionists had to say about women, this work offers information on what women themselves had to say about evolution. -- From book jacket.
 

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MAJORITY OPINION AND CONTEMPORARY
1
The weakness of an elective assembly with unlimited
8
Agreement on general rules and on particular measures
17
THEPUBLIC SECTOR AND THE PRIVATE
41
The independent sector
49
Government monopoly of services
56
Other critical issues
62
THE MISCARRIAGE OFTHE DEMOCRATIC
98
Separation of powers to prevent unlimited government
104
THE CONTAINMENT OF POWER AND
128
THE THREE SOURCES OF HUMAN
153
The stratification of rules of conduct
159
The reemergence of suppressed primordial instincts
165
index of authors cited in volumes 13
209
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F. A. Hayek (1899-1992), recipient of the Medal of Freedom in 1991 and co-winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1974, was a pioneer in monetary theory and a leading proponent of classical liberalism in the twentieth century. He taught at the University of London, the University of Chicago, and the University of Freiburg.