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MC 201 Recitation On the Subjection of Women Mill to Huxley o Keep in mind that Huxley is fiction – the argument is conditioned by this Tocqueville to Mill Mill to Mill o Take what he says in each of his works and have them “talk to each other” o Are the compatible or incompatible? o Understand what each of the essays do and what kinds of things they have in common What was the content of the disagreement? o Lockean Liberalism vs. Millian Liberalism Locke is more comfortable suppress those acts which are fundamentally intolerant because they are simply incompatible with a tolerant liberal society Millian liberalism take as its premise a full-bodied argument for the goodness of confronting speech that is different than ours – might not suppress the marches after the Danish cartoons because they see it as good because we are then confronted with the things with which we disagree
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Unformatted text preview: Hunt argues that Millian is a furthering of Lockean liberalism • Mill is much more willing and vigorous notion of liberalism • Equith – Mill had more emotion than Esquith gave him credit for o Mill is nothing different than the Federalists or Locke o And idealist that thinks that these things can happen easily • If Mill has a fuller notion, then he isn’t like the Federalists • Mill is hard to pin down • What’s wrong with Mill? o Mill expects women to conform to men Mill was not trying to be sexist and use gendered language – no one knew not to say “mankind” Tocqueville argues that equality exists in American but in certain sphere’s – Mill agues that equality is achieved only when men and women are viewed in the same sense...
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