Wollstonecraft, Mill and Women's Human Rights

2016.07.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Eileen Hunt Botting, Wollstonecraft, Mill and Women's Human Rights, Yale University Press, 2016, 306pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2016.07.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Eileen Hunt Botting, Wollstonecraft, Mill and Women's Human Rights, Yale University Press, 2016, 306pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780300186154. Reviewed by Helen McCabe, University of Warwick 'The rights of women are no other than the rights of human beings'.[1] In this very interesting study, Eileen Hunt Botting traces this idea from two of its earliest sources -- what she describes as the Christian 'metaphysical and deontological grounding for women's human rights' found in the work of Mary Wollstonecraft, and the liberal utilitarian 'secular foundation' of women's human rights found in the work of John Stuart Mill (18-19). She considers the implication of these two different schools of thought for contemporary feminist campaigners seeking to 'allege' women's human rights which do not currently exist in international or domestic law, and she traces the impact of the work of these two thinkers (particularly A. . .

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