John Stuart Mill | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Roger Crisp

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of John Stuart Mill.
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Critical Essay by Roger Crisp

SOURCE: “Utilitarianism and Equality: The Subjection of Women,” in Mill on Utilitarianism, Routledge, 1997, pp. 201-15.

In the following essay, Crisp considers the implications of Mill's utilitarianism with regard to the equality of women.

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… [The] cornerstone of Mill's practical view is the principle of utility. According to this principle, the right act is that which maximizes overall welfare. Some of our acts involve our taking part in the practices of everyday, or ‘customary’, morality. Because my child is less likely to attack others if I encourage her to feel proud at her self-control and kindness, and shame and guilt at her cruelty, it makes utilitarian sense to bring her up to feel these emotions at the proper times, and thus to guide her conduct in a utilitarian direction...

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