Mill on Civilization and Barbarism / Edition 1

Mill on Civilization and Barbarism / Edition 1

by Michael Levin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0714655902

ISBN-13: 9780714655901

Pub. Date: 08/13/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

John Stuart Mill's best-known work is On Liberty (1859). In it he declared that Western society was in danger of coming to a standstill. To understand how Mill came to this conclusion requires one to investigate his notion of the stages from barbarism to civilisation, and also his belief in imperialism as part of the civilising process. This study

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John Stuart Mill's best-known work is On Liberty (1859). In it he declared that Western society was in danger of coming to a standstill. To understand how Mill came to this conclusion requires one to investigate his notion of the stages from barbarism to civilisation, and also his belief in imperialism as part of the civilising process. This study encompasses discourses on the blessings, curses and dangers of modernisation from approximately the time of the American and French revolutions to that of the so-called mid-Victorian calm in which On Liberty was written. Current political issues concerning the West and Islamic countries have heightened interest in just the kind of question that this book discusses: that of how the West relates to, and assesses, the rest of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714655901
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/13/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology 1. Introduction 2. Civilization 3. Barbarism and the Imperial Remedy 4. Progress 5. Civilization Threatened 6. Standstill: The Case of China 7. Aftermath

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