The Cambridge Companion to Mill

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Overview

John Stuart Mill was one of the greatest thinkers of the nineteenth century. His impact on modern culture and thought has been immense, and his continuing importance for contemporary philosophy and social thought is widely recognized. This companion furnishes the reader with a systematic and up-to-date account of the many facets of Mill's thought and influence. New readers will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Mill currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Mill.

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"Skorupski has produced a worthy addition to the 'Cambridge Companions' series of major philosophers....The contributors represent a 'Who's Who' of Mill scholarship, and it is fortunate that their distilled reflections have been gathered in this convenient form." H.Oberdiek, Choice

"This collection of original essays on John Stuart Mill's philosophy is the most comprehensive and most authoritative work on Mill in recent years. It should be a required purchase for any academic library and required reading for any Mill scholar." Herny R. West, International Philosophy Quarterly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521422116
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/13/1998
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 1,423,343
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: the fortunes of liberal naturalism John Skorupski; 1. Language and logic John Skorupski; 2. Mill, mathematics and the naturalist tradition Philip Kitcher; 3. Induction and the scientific method Geoffrey Scarre; 4. Phenomenalism and the self Andy Hamilton; 5. Religion Alan Millar; 6. Psychology and the moral sciences Fred Wilson; 7. Utilitarianism Wendy Donner; 8. Mill's political economy: Ricardian science and the liberal utilitarian art Jonathan Riley; 9. Civilisation and culture as moral concepts John Robson; 10. Democracy, socialism and the working classes C. L. Ten; 11. The subjection of women Mary Lyndon Shanley; 12. Mill and the classical world Terence Irwin; 13. The Reception and Early Reputation of Mill's Political Thought Peter Nicholson; 14. Mill in a liberal landscape Alan Ryan.

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