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Millicent Garrett Fawcett
A look at the influence of several philosophers on British suffragist, Millicent Garrett Fawcett.
# 120742 | 750 words | 19 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Women Studies (Historical Figures) , Philosophy (General)

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This paper examines the influence of prominent men on British suffragist, Millicent Garrett Fawcett. The men include John Stuart Mill, Jeremy Bentham, Henry Fawcett, and Herbert Asquith.

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"Millicent Garrett Fawcett, the widely known suffragist was influenced and supported by a number of men. The first of these was John Stuart Mill, whom she first heard speak when her sister Elizabeth Garrett took her to one of his speeches. Mill, who had been influenced by Jeremy Bentham, promoted Bentham's argument that the proper objective of all conduct and legislation is the greatest happiness of the greatest number. Bentham was an English utilitarian philosopher and social reformer whose criticism of..."

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