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Autobiography of John Stuart Mill

Autobiography of John Stuart Mill

by John Stuart Mill

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Overview

English philosopher and politician JOHN STUART MILL (1806-1873) was one of the foremost figure of Western intellectual thought in the late 19th century. His influential essays-including Principles of Political Economy (1848), Considerations on Representative Government (1861), and The Subjection of Women (1869)-are among some of the most considered writings of the period, and helped shaped the British nation for a century and more. In this 1873 autobiography, Mill tells his own story, and how it is inextricably connected to that of his father, Scottish philosopher James Mill, who educated his precocious son on his own. Mill reveals: . his childhood and early education . the moral influences of his early youth . his father's character and opinions. . his later self-education . his youthful propagandism . his work at The Westminster Review, a publication of philosophical radicalism . a crisis in his mental history . and much more.


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ISBN-13: 9781534690707
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/14/2016
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author

John Stuart Mill, FRSE (20 May 1806 - 8 May 1873) was an English philosopher, political economist and civil servant. He was an influential contributor to social theory, political theory and political economy. He has been called "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century". Mill's conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control. He was a proponent of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by Jeremy Bentham. Hoping to remedy the problems found in an inductive approach to science, such as confirmation bias, he clearly set forth the premises of falsifiability as the key component in the scientific method. Mill was also a Member of Parliament and an important figure in liberal political philosophy.

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