John Stuart Mill : a very short introduction / Gregory Claeys.

Author
Claeys, Gregory [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
[Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2022.
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Very short introductions. [More in this series]
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John Stuart Mill: A Very Short Introduction surveys the life and key ideas of the influential writer John Stuart Mill. He is widely known as the leading philosopher, economist, and political theorist of Victorian Britain and is chiefly identified with the piece On Liberty (1859). This philosophical essay is considered the definitive statement of liberal attitudes and an important work of modern political thought. This VSI outlines the personal and wider philosophical background out of which Mill developed. It also covers the role of his childhood and marriage in his intellectual development, and explores his lasting impact on political philosophy.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • 1. An uneventful life
  • 2. Remaking radicalism, 1835–45
  • 3. Political economy and social philosophy, 1845–59
  • 4. The values of On Liberty (1859)
  • 5. Later writings, 1861–79
  • 6. Mill today.
ISBN
0-19-181426-1
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