William Godwin

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William Godwin was Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s father, a Philosopher, who experimented with the form of the novel. 

His works include An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, novel Caleb Williams. He advocated “ intellectual self-development through the rule of reason, personal freedom bordering on political anarchy, the dismantling of inherited institutions, religious liberalism, and disinterested justice” (Anonymous, Department of English University of Pennsylvania).

For more information about William Godwin see University of Pennsylvania and  Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy