Wollstonecraft, Mill, and Women's Human Rights

by Eileen Hunt Botting
Yale Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 2016
Format: Hardback
Pages: 306 pp.
Size: 5.75 x 8.50 inches

ISBN: 9780300186154
TB Code: 1805469
Availability: 35 in stock

How can women’s rights be seen as a universal value rather than a Western value imposed upon the rest of the world? Addressing this question, Eileen Hunt Botting offers the first comparative study of writings by Mary Wollstonecraft and John Stuart Mill. Although Wollstonecraft and Mill were the primary philosophical architects of the view that women’s rights are human rights, Botting shows how non-Western thinkers have revised and internationalized their original theories since the nineteenth century. Botting explains why this revised and internationalized theory of women’s human rights—grown out of Wollstonecraft and Mill but stripped of their Eurocentric biases—is an important contribution to thinking about human rights in truly universal terms.