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The Core Curriculum

Three Minute Philosophy, Mary Wollstonecraft.

This is a brief, semi-satirical cartoon summarizing Wollstonecraft’s stance on education, control of the passions, the cultivation of reason, and the danger of novels for the female intellect.  Tying Wollstonecraft’s critiques to the present, it takes as the paradigmatic example of works designed to thwart the development of rationality in women Twilight, by Stephanie Meyers.