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Reappraising Political TheoryRevisionist Studies in the History of Political Thought$
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Terence Ball

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198279952

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198279957.001.0001

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Utilitarianism, Feminism, and the Franchise

Utilitarianism, Feminism, and the Franchise

(p.178) 8 Utilitarianism, Feminism, and the Franchise
Reappraising Political Theory

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Here, I re‐examine the sources of John Stuart Mill's feminist sympathies. After looking closely at two oft‐touted candidates—Jeremy Bentham and Harriet Taylor Mill—I conclude that neither played the role attributed to them by some modern feminists. A third and heretofore unsuspected thinker—namely his own father, James Mill—proves to be a much more plausible and probable source of the younger Mill's feminist views.

Keywords:   Jeremy Bentham, feminism, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Harriet Taylor Mill, James Mill, John Stuart Mill, utilitarianism, women's rights, women's suffrage

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