J. S. Mill: 'On Liberty' and Other Writings

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Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521379175

Category: History

Page: 289

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On Liberty has become celebrated as the most powerful defence of the freedom of the individual, and is now widely regarded as the most important theoretical foundation for Liberalism as a political creed. The Subjection of Women is a powerful indictment of the political, social, and economic position of women. This edition, first published in 1989, brings together these two classic texts, plus Mill's posthumous Chapters on Socialism, his somewhat neglected examination of the strengths and weaknesses of various forms of socialism. The editor's substantial introduction places these three works in the context both of Mill's life and of nineteenth-century intellectual and political history. There is also a chronology of Mill's life, a bibliographical guide, and a biographical appendix of names cited in the texts.

On Liberty and Other Essays

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Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192833846

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

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Presents the text of four essays by nineteenth-century English philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill, and includes textual and explanatory notes, chronology, and introduction.

Utilitarianism

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Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: London : Parker, Son and Bourn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Utilitarianism

Page: 95

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Additional Letters of John Stuart Mill

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Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802027687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 325

View: 2013

This volume contains 300 letters presented in full scholarly form, with notes giving information about the texts and their provenance, and also historical and bibliographic information.

John Stuart Mill

A Biography

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Author: Nicholas Capaldi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139449205

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Nicholas Capaldi's 2004 biography of John Stuart Mill traces the ways in which Mill's many endeavours are related and explores the significance of Mill's contribution to metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of education. He shows how Mill was groomed for his life by both his father James Mill, and Jeremy Bentham, the two most prominent philosophical radicals of the early nineteenth century. Yet Mill revolted against this education and developed friendships with both Thomas Carlyle and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who introduced him to Romanticism and political conservatism. A special feature of this biography is the attention devoted to his relationship with Harriet Taylor. No one exerted a greater influence than the woman he was eventually to marry. Nicholas Capaldi reveals just how deep her impact was on Mill's thinking about the emancipation of women.

John Stuart Mill

Critical Assessments

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Author: John Cunningham Wood

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415069427

Category: Economics

Page: 656

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Autobiography of John Stuart Mill

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Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775410633

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 277

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John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873) was a great liberal thinker of the nineteenth century, a noted philosopher, political theorist, and Member of Parliament. Mill was given a disciplined upbringing, his father deliberately shielding him from other children with the express aim of creating a philosophical genius to carry the mantle of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by Jeremy Bentham and in which Mill went on to develop his own conception. The pressure of his intensive study affected Mill's mental health and he had a nervous breakdown at twenty. As Mill writes in chapter five of his autobiography, this was triggered by the huge physical and mental strain of his studies suppressing his natural childhood feelings.

John Stuart Mill on Liberty and Control

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Author: Joseph Hamburger

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400823246

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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John Stuart Mill is one of the hallowed figures of the liberal tradition, revered for his defense of liberal principles and expansive personal liberty. By examining Mill's arguments in On Liberty in light of his other writings, however, Joseph Hamburger reveals a Mill very different from the "saint of rationalism" so central to liberal thought. He shows that Mill, far from being an advocate of a maximum degree of liberty, was an advocate of liberty and control--indeed a degree of control ultimately incompatible with liberal ideals. Hamburger offers this powerful challenge to conventional scholarship by presenting Mill's views on liberty in the context of his ideas about, in particular, religion and historical development. The book draws on the whole range of Mill's philosophical writings and on his correspondence with, among others, Harriet Taylor Mill, Auguste Comte, and Alexander Bain to show that Mill's underlying goal was to replace the traditional religious basis of society with a form of secular religion that would rest on moral authority, individual restraint, and social control. Hamburger argues that Mill was not self-contradictory in thus championing both control and liberty. Rather, liberty and control worked together in Mill's thought as part of a balanced, coherent program of social and moral reform that was neither liberal nor authoritarian. Based on a lifetime's study of nineteenth-century political thought, this clearly written and forcefully argued book is a major reinterpretation of Mill's ideas and intellectual legacy.

Chapters on Socialism

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Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775410668

Category: Political Science

Page: 75

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The concept of socialism has gotten a lot of negative press in recent years, but few of those who throw this term around with impunity have a keen understanding of what it actually means. In this volume, renowned political philosopher John Stuart Mill provides an overview and critique of socialism. A must-read for anyone who wants to get to the bottom of today's most heated political debates.