Three Essays on Religion / Edition 1

Three Essays on Religion / Edition 1

by John Stuart Mill
     
 

John Stuart Mill was one of the most important political and social thinkers of the nineteenth century, and his writings on human rights, feminism, the evils of slavery, and the environment are still widely read and influential today. Published after Mill's death to avoid controversy, the three essays in this edition, Nature, Utility of Religion, and Theism,

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John Stuart Mill was one of the most important political and social thinkers of the nineteenth century, and his writings on human rights, feminism, the evils of slavery, and the environment are still widely read and influential today. Published after Mill's death to avoid controversy, the three essays in this edition, Nature, Utility of Religion, and Theism, represent Mill's considered position on religion. Mill argues that belief in a supernatural power holds us back, but that a conception of the meaning and value of being human, or Religion of Humanity, could make the world a better place. Essential in understanding Mill's views on religion and his practical philosophy, these essays are also significant contributions to the philosophy and psychology of religion.
Appendices include Mill's other writings on religion, his early influences, contemporary reviews, and other 19th century writings on religion and science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551117683
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Introduction
John Stuart Mill: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
Three Essays on Religion
"Nature"
"Utility of Religion"
"Theism"
Appendix A: Mill's Statements on Religion in Other Writings
1.From Autobiography (1873)
2."Enlightened Infidelity" (1847)
3."Religious Sceptics" (1851)
4.From Diary (1854)
5.From On Liberty (1859)
6.From Letter to Alexander Bain (1859)
7.From Utilitarianism (1861)
8.From Letter to Arthur Greene (1861)
9.From Letter to Arthur Greene (1861)
10.From Auguste Comte and Positivism (1865)
11.From An Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy (1865)
12.From Letter to Henry Jones (1868)
13.From Letter to Charles Friend (1868)
14.From Letter to Richard Marshall (1868)
15.From Letter to Thomas Dyke Acland (1868)
Appendix B: Early Religious Influences
1.From Jeremy Bentham, An Analysis of the Influence of Natural Religion on the Temporal Happiness of Mankind (1822)
2.From James Mill, "The Church, and Its Reform," The London Review (1835)
Appendix C: Contemporary Reviews of Three Essays on Religion
1.From John Morley, "Mr. Mill's Three Essays on Religion," The Fortnightly Review (1875)
2.From Charles B. Upton, "Mill's Essays on Religion," The Theological Review (1875)
3.From Alexander Bain, John Stuart Mill: A Criticism with Personal Recollections (1882)
Appendix D: Religion and Science
1.From Charles Darwin, The Autobiography of Charles Darwin 1809-1882 (1887)
2.From T.H. Huxley, "Agnosticism" (1889)
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