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James Mill: Political Writings / Edition 1
     

James Mill: Political Writings / Edition 1

by James Mill, Terence Ball, Raymond Geuss
 

ISBN-10: 0521387485

ISBN-13: 9780521387484

Pub. Date: 04/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

James Mill (1773-1836) is today best known as Jeremy Bentham's chief disciple and John Stuart Mill's father. Yet Mill himself was a formidable and important Utilitarian thinker in his own right, who earned the respect of even those who disagreed with him. His range was enormous (historian, political philosopher, psychologist, educational theorist, and economist),

Overview

James Mill (1773-1836) is today best known as Jeremy Bentham's chief disciple and John Stuart Mill's father. Yet Mill himself was a formidable and important Utilitarian thinker in his own right, who earned the respect of even those who disagreed with him. His range was enormous (historian, political philosopher, psychologist, educational theorist, and economist), repeatedly crossing the disciplinary boundaries we take for granted today. This volume presents a wide sampling of Mill's political writings and polemical essays. It begins with his classic work, the Essay on Government, it also includes pieces on the protection of rights, the importance of education, the free press, the secret ballot, and government's use of punishment against those who violate the rights of fellow citizens. The collection concludes with Macauley's famous critique of the Essay, and Mill's heretofore unnoticed reply in his Fragment on Mackintosh (1835). This is the first time that such a selection of Mill's political works has appeared as one volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521387484
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2012
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Chronology; Bibliographical note; Biographical notes; A note on sources; Government Jurisprudence; Liberty of the Press; Education; Prisons and prison discipline; The ballot; Appendix: Macaulay vs. Mill T. B. Macaulay: Mill on Government; James Mill, [Reply to Macaulay].

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