The Cambridge Companion to Mill [NOOK Book]

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John Stuart Mill (1806-73) ranks among the very greatest thinkers of the nineteenth century. His impact through his books, journalism, correspondence, and political activity on modern culture and thought has been immense, and his continuing importance for contemporary philosophy and social thought is widely recognised. This Companion furnishes the reader with a systematic and fully up-to-date account of the many facets of Mill's thought and influence. New readers will find this the most convenient and accessible ...
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The Cambridge Companion to Mill

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Overview

John Stuart Mill (1806-73) ranks among the very greatest thinkers of the nineteenth century. His impact through his books, journalism, correspondence, and political activity on modern culture and thought has been immense, and his continuing importance for contemporary philosophy and social thought is widely recognised. This Companion furnishes the reader with a systematic and fully 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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Editorial Reviews

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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: 9781139815208
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/17/2012
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 1,018 KB

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Method of Citation
Introduction: The fortunes of liberal naturalism 1
1 Mill on language and logic 35
2 Mill, mathematics, and the naturalist tradition 57
3 Mill on induction and scientific method 112
4 Mill, phenomenalism, and the self 139
5 Mill on religion 176
6 Mill on psychology and the moral sciences 203
7 Mill's utilitarianism 255
8 Mill's political economy: Ricardian science and liberal utilitarian art 293
9 Civilization and culture as moral concepts 338
10 Democracy, socialism, and the working classes 372
11 The subjection of women 396
12 Mill and the Classical world 423
13 The reception and early reputation of Mill's political thought 464
14 Mill in a liberal landscape 497
Guide to further reading 541
Bibliography 544
Index 571
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