6 - November 6, 2007 MC 201 Recitation John Stuart Mill:...

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November 6, 2007 MC 201 Recitation John Stuart Mill: The Subjection of Women What is the point? What is Mill talking about? o Its tradition turned law – men are stronger (law of the strongest) o Same thing that meant that people were slaves because they lost a war o At one point, human society was based solely on this principle o “Convert what was a mere physical fact into legal right” – has no rational basis o Reason teaches us to transcend nature Transcend mere domination through strength Establish equality between men and women – the custom has no basis Lecture o Critique of Mill: human security vs. national security Security within the family o What is liberalism? Individual rights (life, liberty, pursuit of happiness) Government is instituted to secure these rights As long as these rights are secure, liberalism has served its purpose o Mill’s account is gendered (specifically male). How? Who is the ideal type of person?
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2008 for the course MC 201 taught by Professor Lynnscott during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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6 - November 6, 2007 MC 201 Recitation John Stuart Mill:...

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