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    Wollstonecraft: Philosophy, Passion, and Politics.Sylvana Tomaselli - 2020 - Princeton University Press.
    A compelling portrait of Mary Wollstonecraft that shows the intimate connections between her life and work Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, first published in 1792, is a work of enduring relevance in women's rights advocacy. However, as Sylvana Tomaselli shows, a full understanding of Wollstonecraft’s thought is possible only through a more comprehensive appreciation of Wollstonecraft herself, as a philosopher and moralist who deftly tackled major social and political issues and the arguments of such figures as (...)
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    The art of being in the eighteenth century: Adam Smith on fortune, luck, and trust.Sylvana Tomaselli - 2022 - History of European Ideas 48 (1):33-44.
    ABSTRACT This article offers some reflections on the importance Adam Smith accorded to luck in The Wealth of Nations. While the place of moral luck in The Theory of Moral Sentiments has been the subject of some scholarly attention, this has not been the case for luck in his best-known work. It focuses on what Smith thought particularly striking about our estimation of our own good fortune and argues that it accentuated the need for trustworthiness and trusted friends.
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    ‘Have Ye Not Heard That We Cannot Serve Two Masters?’: The Platonism of Mary Wollstonecraft.Sylvana Tomaselli - 2019 - In Douglas Hedley & David Leech (eds.), Revisioning Cambridge Platonism: Sources and Legacy. Springer Verlag. pp. 175-189.
    Together with David Hume, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith, Mary Wollstonecraft thought modern commercial society exacerbated the psychological need of most of their members to seek the approbation of others. Like them, she thought the better part of her contemporaries were caught in a hall of mirrors and sought to be esteemed for their appearance. In her view the contrivances this entailed distorted individual characters, relationships, and society as a whole. Though she partook of a European wide philosophical debate, she (...)
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    Reflections on the History of the Science of Woman.Sylvana Tomaselli - 1991 - History of Science 29 (84):185-205.
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    The First Person: Descartes, Locke and Mind-Body Dualism.Sylvana Tomaselli - 1984 - History of Science 22 (2):185-205.
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    In praise of grand historical narratives.Sylvana Tomaselli - 2023 - Intellectual History Review 33 (3):507-523.
    The long eighteenth century was a good time for history and historians. This article considers one of its most original genres, conjectural history, and of one of conjectural history’s most interesting subjects, woman. What made the conjectural history of woman most interesting was not only that it brought together all the elements that were themselves the subjects of theoretical histories, such as language, the arts and sciences, society, religion, and man, but continued to matter politically well into the nineteenth century. (...)
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    Mary Wollstonecraft: The reunification of the domestic and political spheres.Sylvana Tomaselli - 2012 - In Sabine Doyé & Marion Heinz (eds.), Geschlechterordnung Und Staat: Legitimationsfiguren der Politischen Philosophie. Akademie Verlag. pp. 235-249.
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    Robespierre: the man who divides us most.Sylvana Tomaselli - 2023 - History of European Ideas 49 (6):1061-1064.
    David A. Bell and Hugo Drochon’s foreword prepares us well for Gauchet’s Robespierre. We are not to expect a biography, any form of preamble, nor footnotes, archival discoveries, nor wrestling with...
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    The philosophical canon in the 17th and 18th centuries: essays in honour of John W. Yolton.Graham Alan John Rogers, Sylvana Tomaselli & John W. Yolton (eds.) - 1996 - Rochester, N.Y.: University of Rochester Press.
    Essays on philosophy and intellectual history, focusing in particular on John Locke.
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    Diderot: Pensées détachées ou Fragments politiques échappés du portefeuille d'un philosophe.Sylvana Tomaselli - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (4):847 - 849.
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Volume 20, Issue 4, Page 847-849, July 2012.
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    Essay Review: Studying Eighteenth Century Psychology, Psychology and Literature in the Eighteenth Century.Sylvana Tomaselli - 1991 - History of Science 29 (1):102-104.
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    Gender, class, and freedom in modern political theory.Sylvana Tomaselli - 2009 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (1):215 – 218.
    Review of Nancy Hirschmann's Gender, Class and Freedom in Modern Political Theory.
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    Mary wollstonecraft.Sylvana Tomaselli - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  14. Political Economy: The Desire and Needs of Present and Future Generations.Sylvana Tomaselli - 1995 - In C. Fox, R. Porter & R. Wokler (eds.), Inventing Human Science. University of California Press.
  15. The death and rebirth of character in the 18th century.Sylvana Tomaselli - 1997 - In Roy Porter (ed.), Rewriting the Self: Histories From the Renaissance to the Present. Routledge.
     
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  16. E. J. Hundert, "The Enlightenment's 'Fable': Bernard Mandeville and the Discovery of Society". [REVIEW]Sylvana Tomaselli - 1995 - History of Political Thought 16 (3):458.
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    Philosophical Writings. [REVIEW]Sylvana Tomaselli - 2000 - Dialogue 39 (1):206-207.
    It is particularly fitting for this philosophical journal to carry a review of Moses Mendelssohn's Philosophical Writings, since Mendelssohn himself made use of dialogues to discuss a number of subjects, most notably the sublime and the naive. Indeed, this volume's second essay is simply entitled "Dialogues," while the first, "On Sentiments," takes the form of an exchange of letters. The two essays which constitute Part I of the Philosophical Writings were first published in 1755 within a few months of each (...)
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    Review Essay of Queenly Philosophers: Renaissance Women Aristocrats as Platonic Guardians_ and _Women and Liberty, 1600–1800: Philosophical Essays[REVIEW]Sylvana Tomaselli - 2019 - Hypatia 34 (2):369-373.