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Philosophical View on the Equality of Women and Men: The Perspective of J. S. Mill

(Original title: Filozofický pohľad na rovnosť žien a mužov: perspektíva J. S. Milla)
Filozofia, 2005, vol. 60, No 2, pp. 103-114.
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The paper highlights some of John Stuart Mill’s views on the problem of gender equality, as expressed in his The Subjection of Women. The paper outlines the historical context of Mill’s conception and gives an analysis of his criticism of social conditions which lead to the subordination of women. It shows also the philosopher’s main ideas and arguments for equality and friendship between women and men. Attention is paid also to several main lines of contemporary reception of Mill’s views from the perspective of feminist philosophy.

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