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Principles of Political Economy with Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy (Abridged)
     

Principles of Political Economy with Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy (Abridged)

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by John Stuart Mill, Stephen Nathanson
 

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ISBN-10: 0872207137

ISBN-13: 9780872207134

Pub. Date: 03/01/2004

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Stephen Nathanson's clear-sighted abridgment of Principles of Political Economy, Mill's first major work in moral and political philosophy, provides a challenging, sometimes surprising account of Mill's views on many important topics: socialism, population, the status of women, the cultural bases of economic productivity, the causes and possible cures of

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Stephen Nathanson's clear-sighted abridgment of Principles of Political Economy, Mill's first major work in moral and political philosophy, provides a challenging, sometimes surprising account of Mill's views on many important topics: socialism, population, the status of women, the cultural bases of economic productivity, the causes and possible cures of poverty, the nature of property rights, taxation, and the legitimate functions of government. Nathanson cuts through the dated and less relevant sections of this large work and includes significant material omitted in other editions, making it possible to see the connections between the views Mill expressed in Principles of Political Economy and the ideas he defended in his later works, particularly On Liberty. Indeed, studying Principles of Political Economy, Nathanson argues in his general Introduction, can help to resolve the apparent contradiction between Mill's views in On Liberty and those in Utilitarianism, making it a key text for understanding Mill’s philosophy as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872207134
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
Hackett Classics Series
Edition description:
ABR
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,028,209
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Introductionix
Further Readingsxxxvii
A Note on the Textxxxvii
Prefaces3
Preliminary Remarks6
Book IProduction
Chapter I.Of the Requisites of Production19
Chapter II.Of Labour as an Agent of Production22
Chapter III.Of Unproductive Labour28
Chapter IV.Of Capital32
Chapter VI.Of Circulating and Fixed Capital34
Chapter VII.On What Depends the Degree of Productiveness of Productive Agents36
Chapter VIII.Of Co-operation, or the Combination of Labour46
Chapter IX.Of Production on a Large, and Production on a Small Scale55
Chapter X.Of the Law of the Increase of Labour65
Chapter XI.Of the Law of the Increase of Capital69
Chapter XII.Of the Law of the Increase of Production from Land75
Chapter XIII.Consequences of the Foregoing Laws79
Book IIDistribution
Chapter IOf Property85
Chapter IIThe Same Subject Continued98
Chapter IVOf Competition and Custom112
Chapter VOf Slavery114
Chapter VIOf Peasant Proprietors117
Chapter VIIContinuation of the Same Subject119
Chapter VIIIOf Metayers122
Chapter IXOf Cottiers125
Chapter XMeans of Abolishing Cottier Tenancy129
Chapter XIOf Wages132
Chapter XIIOf Popular Remedies for Low Wages141
Chapter XIIIThe Remedies for Low Wages Further Considered146
Chapter XIVOf the Differences in Wages in Different Employments154
Chapter XVOf Profits163
Book IIIExchange
Chapter IOf Value169
Chapter XVIIOn International Trade172
Book IVInfluence of the Progress of Society on Production and Distribution
Chapter IGeneral Characteristics of a Progressive State of Wealth177
Chapter IIInfluence of the Progress of Industry and Population on Values and Prices180
Chapter IVOf the Tendency of Profits to a Minimum183
Chapter VIOf the Stationary State188
Chapter VIIOn the Probable Futurity of the Labouring Classes192
Book VOn the Influence of Government
Chapter IOf the Functions of Government in General205
Chapter IIOf the General Principles of Taxation211
Chapter IIIOf Direct Taxes223
Chapter IVOf Taxes on Commodities227
Chapter VOf Some Other Taxes231
Chapter VIComparison between Direct and Indirect Taxation235
Chapter VIIOf a National Debt242
Chapter VIIIOf the Ordinary Functions of Government, Considered as to Their Economical Effects247
Chapter IXThe Same Subject Continued252
Chapter XOf Interferences of Government Grounded on Erroneous Theories260
Chapter XIOf the Grounds and Limits of the Laisser-Faire or Non-Interference Principle277
Index305

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