The Theory of Rights in Mary Wollstonecraft

Serena Vantin

Abstract


Considering the whole corpus of Mary Wollstonecraft’s writings, this paper focuses on her view of rights, seen as moral claims and rhetoric tools. Firstly, it is argued that, in the author’s perspective, their technical and judicial dimension is peripheral, where “rights” are human features within a religious conception of life. Secondly, some consequent aspects are analysed, such as the rights’ effectiveness, their nature, their content and their entitlement.


Keywords


Mary Wollstonecraft; Rights; Claims; Effectiveness

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.1974-4935/9418

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