Iris Marion Young

What would Iris Marion Young say in response to John Stuart Mill’s account of the relationship between the individual and society? Provide a brief summary of each position and bring these two different approaches into a possible dialogue by relating each of Young’s five faces of oppression to Mill’s defense of individual liberty. In your opinion, are members of contemporary Western Democracies free or oppressed? clearly explain your view. 

Readings for this topic: Mill (pp. 748-755), Young (pp.1058-1072); * “Use only the respective texts we read in class! Do not consult any additional sources. Your only source is our textbook!”* The textbook is Political Philosophy, The essential texts, Third edition Steven M. Cahn