Anarchist thinkers: William Godwin (1756-1836)

HideShow resource information

Key ideas:

  • rejected the concept of original sin, believing that people are born neither good nor bad
  • he was optimistic that each individual, through education in morality and rationality, could be made into a perfectly moral human

Reforms he would make:

  • in his main work, An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, he claimed that the government would have no purpose in a rational, moral society
  • governments have…


No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all British monarchy - Tudors and Stuarts resources »