Miranda Fricker's Intersubjectivity Analysis

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As an advocate of women rights, Wollstonecraft’s conception of intersubjectivity is universal as she conceptualizes a range of patriarchal institutions and practices related to marriage, education, law, government, and political economy. She strongly acknowledges “to the proposition that women, first and foremost, are human beings, who, like all other people in our society, must have the opportunity to build up their fullest human potential.”

From this reality, she caught on that the concept of women’s human rights grew not from the heavily invoked, revolutionary-era idea of the “rights of man” but rather from the more radical idea of the “rights of woman.” As she theorized the necessity of including women in any universalistic and egalitarian definition of
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Women’s rights should be value along with men to approach the centrality of individuals as social beings since one cannot work without the other.

b. Fricker’s Intersubjectivity

Fricker’s Intersubjectivity focuses on demonstrating the mutual entanglement in matters of knowing and doing. Miranda Fricker points out the wrongs done against a person specifically as a knower. It appears that she glosses it with the conception of social power as "a socially situated capacity to control others' actions" and which manifests in patterns of incredulity, misinterpretation, silencing. In addition, she thinks such a power relation, even if the power is not exercised, corrupts relationships which she quotes Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women:

It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are, in some degree, independent of man; nay, it is vain to expect that strength of natural affection, which would make them good wives and mothers. Whilst they are absolutely dependent on their husbands they will be cunning, mean, and

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