Abstract

Liberal philosopher James Mill has been understood as being unambiguously antifeminist. However, Terence Ball, supposedly informed by a feminist perspective, has argued for a new interpretation. Ball has reconceptualized Mill as a feminist and the sole source of the feminism of his son (J. S. Mill), suggesting a revision of the received wisdom about their relationship to the development of nineteenth century feminist thought. This paper takes issue with Ball's "new interpretation" and its presumed feminist basis.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 151-174
Launched on MUSE
2000-02-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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