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The Immorality of Emotional Response. Liberty and the Slavery Metaphor in Wollstonecraft’s Theory of Property

Halldenius, Lena LU (2005) In Philosophical Aspects on Emotions
Abstract
I am concerned with Mary Wollstonecraft’s political morality. In it she makes no moral room, I claim, for emotional responses or emotional reasons for action, and it is important that she doesn’t. I will start by pointing at reasons for why it is important. I will then go on to analyse the content of and relations between her main political concepts: the triad of liberty, equality and virtue, within a theory of rights. I will end by discussing her political morality in relation to a particular case, that of property. When it comes to emotional responses her thoughts on the proper diffusion of property and her critique of charity is a good case in point. In the end, the reasons I will give now for why there is no moral room for emotional... (More)
I am concerned with Mary Wollstonecraft’s political morality. In it she makes no moral room, I claim, for emotional responses or emotional reasons for action, and it is important that she doesn’t. I will start by pointing at reasons for why it is important. I will then go on to analyse the content of and relations between her main political concepts: the triad of liberty, equality and virtue, within a theory of rights. I will end by discussing her political morality in relation to a particular case, that of property. When it comes to emotional responses her thoughts on the proper diffusion of property and her critique of charity is a good case in point. In the end, the reasons I will give now for why there is no moral room for emotional response, will hopefully appear to have been illustrated by the analysis and the application that follow. (Less)
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  author       = {Halldenius, Lena},
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  title        = {The Immorality of Emotional Response. Liberty and the Slavery Metaphor in Wollstonecraft’s Theory of Property},
  year         = {2005},
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