Skip to main content

Research Repository

See what's under the surface


'Political…Civil and Domestic Slavery’: Harriet Taylor Mill and Anna Wheeler on Marriage, Servitude, and Socialism (2020)
Journal Article
McCabe, H. 'Political…Civil and Domestic Slavery’: Harriet Taylor Mill and Anna Wheeler on Marriage, Servitude, and Socialism. Manuscript submitted for publication

Harriet Taylor Mill and Anna Wheeler are two 19th century British feminists generally over-shadowed by the fame of the men with whom they co-authored (respectively John Stuart Mill and William Thompson). Yet both made important, and interesting, cont... Read More about 'Political…Civil and Domestic Slavery’: Harriet Taylor Mill and Anna Wheeler on Marriage, Servitude, and Socialism.

John Stuart Mill: Socialist (2020)
Book
McCabe, H. John Stuart Mill: Socialist. McGill-Queen's University Press. Manuscript submitted for publication

"Corresponding Views"? The Role of Harriet Taylor in the Development of John Stuart Mill's Socialism (2019)
Journal Article
McCabe, H. (in press). "Corresponding Views"? The Role of Harriet Taylor in the Development of John Stuart Mill's Socialism. Nineteenth-Century Prose,

John Stuart Mill’s assertion that his politics were best described as ‘under the general designation of Socialist’ is often ignored, and – where acknowledged – blamed on his wife, Harriet Taylor. In this article, I explore this particular ‘Harriet Ta... Read More about "Corresponding Views"? The Role of Harriet Taylor in the Development of John Stuart Mill's Socialism.

'All of "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity", which is capable of being realised': John Stuart Mill on 'Legitimate Socialism' and the 1848 Revolution in Paris (2019)
Journal Article
McCabe, H. (in press). 'All of "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity", which is capable of being realised': John Stuart Mill on 'Legitimate Socialism' and the 1848 Revolution in Paris. Revue philosophique de la France et de l'étranger,

John Stuart Mill records in his Autobiography that, by the mid-to-late 1840s, his politics were ‘under the general designation of Socialist’. The 1848 revolutions increased his knowledge of types of socialism; and also made it – he felt – more-possib... Read More about 'All of "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity", which is capable of being realised': John Stuart Mill on 'Legitimate Socialism' and the 1848 Revolution in Paris.

Harriet Taylor (2019)
Book Chapter
McCabe, H. (2019). Harriet Taylor. In Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women's WritingSpringer

Mill’s ‘Modern’ Radicalism Re-Examined: Joseph Persky’s The Political Economy of Progress (2019)
Journal Article
McCabe, H. (2019). Mill’s ‘Modern’ Radicalism Re-Examined: Joseph Persky’s The Political Economy of Progress. Utilitas, doi:10.1017/S0953820819000244

In The Political Economy of Progress, Joseph Persky argues for seeing J.S. Mill as a consistent ‘radical’ with much to offer modern ‘radical’ political discourse. In this article, I further this claim with consideration of Mill's political philosophy... Read More about Mill’s ‘Modern’ Radicalism Re-Examined: Joseph Persky’s The Political Economy of Progress.

Navigating by the North Star: the role of the 'ideal' in J.S. Mill's View of 'utopian' schemes and the possibilities of social transformation (2019)
Journal Article
Mccabe, H. (2019). Navigating by the North Star: the role of the 'ideal' in J.S. Mill's View of 'utopian' schemes and the possibilities of social transformation. Utilitas, 31(3), 291-309 . doi:10.1017/S0953820819000074

The role of the 'ideal' in political philosophy is currently much discussed. These debates cast useful light on Mill's self-designation as 'under the general designation of Socialist'. Considering Mill's assessment of potential property-relations on... Read More about Navigating by the North Star: the role of the 'ideal' in J.S. Mill's View of 'utopian' schemes and the possibilities of social transformation.

John Stuart Mill and Fourierism: ‘association’, ‘friendly rivalry’ and distributive justice (2018)
Journal Article
McCabe, H. (2018). John Stuart Mill and Fourierism: ‘association’, ‘friendly rivalry’ and distributive justice. Global Intellectual History, 4(1), 35-61. doi:10.1080/23801883.2018.1435983

John Stuart Mill’s self-description as ‘under the general designation of Socialist’ has been under-explored. It is an important feature of something else often overlooked: the importance of the French context of Mill’s thought. This article focuses... Read More about John Stuart Mill and Fourierism: ‘association’, ‘friendly rivalry’ and distributive justice.

“Good housekeeping”? Re-assessing John Stuart Mill’s position on the gendered division of labour (2018)
Journal Article
McCabe, H. (in press). “Good housekeeping”? Re-assessing John Stuart Mill’s position on the gendered division of labour. History of Political Thought, 39(1),

This paper considers an oft-criticised passage of John Stuart Mill’s The Subjection of Women, arguing that Mill’s position is misunderstood. In this passage, Mill identifies a trilemma facing women in non-ideal circumstances. Two elements of this c... Read More about “Good housekeeping”? Re-assessing John Stuart Mill’s position on the gendered division of labour.

John Stuart Mill, utility and the family: attacking ‘the citadel of the enemy’ (2015)
Journal Article
McCabe, H. (2015). John Stuart Mill, utility and the family: attacking ‘the citadel of the enemy’. Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 272(2),

John Stuart Mill’s commitment to female equality has generally been acknowledged as positive, but certain passages have been damned as anti-feminist or myopic regarding the reality of patriarchy, and used as sticks with which to beat both Mill’s theo... Read More about John Stuart Mill, utility and the family: attacking ‘the citadel of the enemy’.