The Political Conditions for Free Agency. The Case of Mary Wollstonecraft

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Abstract

In this chapter it is argued that the feminist pioneer Mary Wollstonecraft regarded moral agency as an exercise of freedom; a person who is unfree cannot perform acts that are moral in the proper sense. There are three aspects to this deprivation: first, the psychological effects of oppression; second, processes of deliberation and reasons for action, and third, the moral character of an act, such that moral acts are characterized by being performed freely. This interpretation has radical implications for Wollstonecraft’s feminism since it means that women’s lack of freedom strips them of the capacity to be moral agents.

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Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Filosofi, etik och religion

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationFreedom and the Construction of Europe. Volume II Free Persons and Free States
RedaktörerQuentin Skinner, Martin van Gelderen
FörlagCambridge University Press
Sidor227-243
ISBN (tryckt)978-1-107-03307-8
StatusPublished - 2013
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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