John Stuart Mill: Thought and Influence [NOOK Book]


This book combines an assessment of the philosophical legacy of Mill?s arguments with an assessment of Mill?s complex and fecund version of liberalism and his account of the relationship between character and ethical and political commitment.

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John Stuart Mill: Thought and Influence

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This book combines an assessment of the philosophical legacy of Mill’s arguments with an assessment of Mill’s complex and fecund version of liberalism and his account of the relationship between character and ethical and political commitment.

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Georgios Varouxakis is Reader in History of Political Thought at Queen Mary, University of London. He specialises in the history of British nineteenth-century political thought and in international political thought. He is the author of Mill on Nationality (2002) and Victorian Political Thought on France and the French (2002) and the co-editor of Utilitarianism and Empire (2005).

Paul Kelly is Professor of Political Theory and Head of Department. His interests are in British political thought and contemporary political philosophy. He is author of Locke’s Second Treatise of Government, London 2007 and edited of Political Thinkers, second edition, Oxford, 2009.

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Table of Contents

1. John Stuart Mill’s Thought and Legacy: A Timely Reappraisal - Georgios Varouxakis and Paul Kelly 2. The Primacy of the Political and the Problem of Cultural Authority in an Age of Transition - Bruce Kinzer 3. Competing Theories of Character Formation: James vs. John Stuart Mill - Terence Ball 4. Wild Natural Beauty and the Religion of Humanity: Mill’s ‘Green’ Credentials - Donald Winch 5. Parallel Lives in Logic: the Benthams and the Mills - Frederick Rosen 6. John Stuart Mill and Virtue Ethics - Wendy Donner 7. Justice as Higher Pleasure - Jonathan Riley 8. Mill’s Feminism: Liberal, Radical, and Queer - Martha Nussbaum 9. Liberalism as Free Thought - John Skorupski 10. Mill’s Relevance Today: A Personal View - Peter Singer

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