On William Godwin and the “leisure of a cultivated understanding” | Curio

On William Godwin and the “leisure of a cultivated understanding”

7 mins | May 28, 2017

He was the foremost radical intellectual of the late 18th century, was married to Mary Wollstonecraft and was Mary Shelley’s father. Professor Pamela Clemit writing in The Idler magazine introduces us to William Godwin, whose vision for society was rooted in leisure, rather than in constant work.

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From The Idler