J. S. Mill in 90 Minutes

J. S. Mill in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern
     
 

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In J.S. Mill in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Mill's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Mill's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Mill within his own age

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In J.S. Mill in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Mill's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Mill's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Mill within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them.... I find them hard to stop reading.
— Bernstein, Richard
Wall Street Journal
Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise.
— Jim Holt
Boston Globe
Witty and dramatic.... I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization.
— Katherine A. Powers
The New York Times
Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them.... I find them hard to stop reading.
— Richard Bernstein
The Wall Street Journal
Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise.
— Jim Holt
The Boston Globe
Witty and dramatic.... I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization.
— Katherine A. Powers
The New York Times - Daryl Royster Alexander
A godsend in this era of the short attention span.
The Wall Street Journal - Jim Holt
Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise.
The New York Times - Richard Bernstein
Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them.... I find them hard to stop reading.
The Boston Globe - Katherine A. Powers
Witty and dramatic.... I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566634748
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Strathern is author of the popular and critically acclaimed Philosophers in 90 Minutes series. Highlights from the series include Nietzsche in 90 Minutes, Aristotle in 90 Minutes, and Plato in 90 Minutes. Mr. Strathern has lectured in philosophy and mathematics and now lives and writes in London. A former Somerset Maugham prize winner, he is also the author of books on history and travel as well as five novels. His articles have appeared in a great many newspapers, including the Observer (London) and the Irish Times. His own degree in philosophy came from Trinity College, Dublin.

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