John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill, FRSE (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was a British 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 falsification 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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List Of Important Publications In Philosophy - Historical Texts - Western Philosophy - Modern Philosophy
... Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, 1651 John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding John Locke, Two Treatises of Government, 1689 George Berkeley ...
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... She works on Karl Marx, Thomas Aquinas, John Stuart Mill, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Elizabeth Anscombe ... Professor Vogler is the author of John Stuart Mill’s Deliberative Landscape An Essay in Moral Psychology, published by Routledge in 2001, and Reasonably Vicious, published by ... Currently, she is editing the forthcoming Oxford Companion to John Stuart Mill ...
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... John Stuart Mill (1806–1873), the English philosopher, also argued that utilitarianism must take animals into account, writing in 1864 "Nothing is more natural to human beings, nor, up to a certain ...
John Stuart Mill - Major Publications
... on the Irish Land Question 1870 On Nature 1874 Autobiography of John Stuart Mill 1873 Three Essays on Religion 1874 On Social Freedom or the Necessary Limits of Individual Freedom Arising Out of the Conditions of Our ...

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    If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.
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    Mathematics may be compared to a mill of exquisite workmanship, which grinds your stuff of any degree of fineness; but nevertheless, what you get out depends upon what you put in; and as the grandest mill in the world will not extract wheat- flour from peascods, so pages of formulae will not get a definite result out of loose data.
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    I believe in women; and in their right to their own best possibilities in every department of life. I believe that the methods of dress practiced among women are a marked hindrance to the realization of these possibilities, and should be scorned or persuaded out of society.
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