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John Stuart Mill (1806–1873)

Autor(a) de On Liberty

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John Stuart Mill, Classical economist, was born in 1806. His father was the Ricardian economist, James Mill. John Stuart Mill's writings on economics and philosophy were prodigious. His "Principles of Political Economy, With Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy," published in 1848, was mostrar mais the leading economics textbook of the English-speaking world during the second half of the 19th century. Some of Mill's other works include "Considerations on Representative Government," "Auguste Comte and Positivism," "The Subjection of Women," and "Three Essays on Religion." John Mill died in 1873. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por John Stuart Mill

On Liberty (1859) 5,598 exemplares
Utilitarianism (1863) 2,631 exemplares
On Liberty and Other Essays (1991) 1,032 exemplares
The Subjection of Women (1869) 971 exemplares
Autobiography of John Stuart Mill (1873) 777 exemplares
On Liberty and Utilitarianism (1859) 332 exemplares
Utilitarianism and Other Essays (1987) 277 exemplares
Principles of Political Economy (1848) 212 exemplares
A System of Logic (1843) 178 exemplares
Essays on Sex Equality (1970) 159 exemplares
Mill on Bentham and Coleridge (1950) 77 exemplares
Socialism (1879) 62 exemplares
Auguste Comte and positivism (1961) 60 exemplares
Philosophy of Scientific Method (1950) 52 exemplares
Autobiography and literary essays (1981) 36 exemplares
Essays on economics and society (1967) 34 exemplares
Essays on politics and society (1977) 25 exemplares
Theism (1957) 23 exemplares
Political Writings (1981) 22 exemplares
Selected writings (1968) 20 exemplares
The Collected Works, Vol. 3 (2005) 17 exemplares
The Collected Works, Vol. 8 (2005) 16 exemplares
The Collected Works, Vol. 2 (2005) 16 exemplares
Nature (1998) 14 exemplares
The Contest in America (2004) 14 exemplares
Sexual equality : writings (1994) 13 exemplares
The Collected Works, Vol. 5 (2006) 11 exemplares
The Utilitarians (1961) 11 exemplares
Stuart Mill (1996) 11 exemplares
Saggi sulla religione (1987) 9 exemplares
Lost For Words (1990) 6 exemplares
Writings on India (1990) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Essays on equality, law, and education (1984) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Essays on French history and historians (1985) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Bentham (1993) 5 exemplares
John Stuart Mill (1971) 5 exemplares
Despre libertate 4 exemplares
Newspaper writings (1986) 4 exemplares
The Idea of God in Nature (2003) 4 exemplares
Journals and debating speeches (1988) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Additional letters of John Stuart Mill (1991) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Public and Parliamentary Speec (1988) 3 exemplares
On Liberty: And Other Essays (2009) 3 exemplares
El valor de la poesía (1988) 3 exemplares
Liberalismo y socialismo (1996) 2 exemplares
Pagine scelte 2 exemplares
Die Negerfrage : Leserbrief (2016) 2 exemplares
Public and parliamentary speeches (1988) — Autor — 2 exemplares
Miscellaneous writings (2016) 2 exemplares
O slobodi (1988) 2 exemplares
Suffrage for women 2 exemplares
Naisen asema (1983) 2 exemplares
A Sujeição das Mulheres (2006) 2 exemplares
As Dificuldades do Socialismo (2021) 2 exemplares
La servitù delle donne (2019) 2 exemplares
Dizionario delle idee (2000) 2 exemplares
MBI LIRINE 2 exemplares
England and Ireland (2009) 2 exemplares
MILL 2 exemplares
Drei Essays über Religion (1999) 2 exemplares
L' America e la democrazia (2005) 2 exemplares
La Igualdad de los sexos (1973) 1 exemplar
La Subjugacio De Les Dones (2013) 1 exemplar
On Liberty 1 exemplar
Memórias 1 exemplar
What is Poetry 1 exemplar
Kadinlarin Özgürlesmesi (2016) 1 exemplar
Hürriyet 1 exemplar
Svadheenta 1 exemplar
Utilitarismul 1 exemplar
System of Logic 1 exemplar
The Utilitarians 1 exemplar
MEMORIAS 1 exemplar
Mill [Opere di] 1 exemplar
On Liberty ready (2017) 1 exemplar
Essays on poetry (1976) 1 exemplar
Literary essays 1 exemplar
Socialism and Utilitarianism (1879) 1 exemplar
Essays on philosophy and the classics (1978) — Autor — 1 exemplar
Coleridge (2010) 1 exemplar
Sulla servitù delle donne (2011) 1 exemplar
O politickej slobode (2001) 1 exemplar
Logika liberalizmu (2005) 1 exemplar
Poddanstvo žien (2003) 1 exemplar
Ethics 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Democracy in America (1835) — Introdução, algumas edições; Introdução, algumas edições5,792 exemplares
Democracy in America, Volume I (1835) — Introdução, algumas edições1,052 exemplares
The English Philosophers from Bacon to Mill (1939) — Contribuidor — 472 exemplares
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Contribuidor, algumas edições400 exemplares
The Essential Feminist Reader (2007) — Contribuidor — 320 exemplares
Social and Political Philosophy: Readings From Plato to Gandhi (1963) — Contribuidor — 251 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 4th Edition, Volume 2 (1979) — Contribuidor — 249 exemplares
American Government: Readings and Cases (1977) — Contribuidor, algumas edições246 exemplares
Prose of the Victorian Period (1938) — Contribuidor — 215 exemplares
Coleridge's Poetry and Prose [Norton Critical Edition] (2003) — Contribuidor — 198 exemplares
Western Philosophy: An Anthology (1996) — Autor, algumas edições188 exemplares
Atheism: A Reader (2000) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (1999) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
The Portable Victorian Reader (1972) — Contribuidor — 176 exemplares
Applied Ethics (1986) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Reading Philosophy: Selected Texts with a Method for Beginners (2002) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
The Range of Philosophy: Introductory Readings (1964) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Classics of Modern Political Theory : Machiavelli to Mill (1996) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Modern Historiography Reader: Western Sources (2008) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Political philosophy (1965) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
A Book of Essays (1963) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Philosophy now : an introductory reader (1972) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
The liberal tradition in European thought (1971) — Contribuidor, algumas edições17 exemplares
Philosophical Issues: A Contemporary Introduction (1972) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Sources: Notable Selections in American Government (1996) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Reading Ethics (Reading Philosophy) (2008) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

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Mill, John Stuart
Outros nomes
Mill, J. S.
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Cimitiere de St. Véran, Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Local de nascimento
Pentonville, London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Avignon, France
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
University College London
Member of Parliament (1865)
civil servant
political philosopher
women's rights activist
autobiographer (mostrar todos 8)
Mill, James (father)
Mill, Harriet Taylor (wife)
Russell, Bertrand (godson)
East India Company
UK House of Commons
Prémios e menções honrosas
Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh
Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1856)
American Philosophical Society (1867)

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John Stuart Mill was one of the 19th century's most influential political and moral philosophers. He was a strong advocate of freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the rights of women.



Very clear; topical in light of the EA movement; insightful into the nuances of utilitarianism. Fails to provide a convincing argument of happiness being the "first principle", but presents a sort of genealogy of justice (in the way Nietzsche wrote the Genealogy of Morals).
vincenttran | 15 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
I read Mill’s 1859 seminal statement on democratic values and moral and political thought on three separate occasions over my extended educational experience: the first in the context of its focus on freedom of speech as a journalism major in a community college; the second in a political thought class as a history and political science dual major while I pursued my bachelor’s degree; and the third during law school while working on my student note. That latest reading was more than a quarter of a century ago. Since then, I learned that Mill’s wife, Harriet Taylor, contributed significantly to the thoughts expressed in this influential essay. Another woman hidden historical figure.

The essay seems even more vibrant today than it did in my earlier readings. The Mills’s focus on the free key freedoms – speech, thought, action, and association – seems hardly surprising in the 21st century. These freedoms are the cornerstone of democracy as an antidote to tyranny. And these freedoms are currently under attack even in the United States, the greatest successful democracy in the history of the world. At least until now. The Mills’s liberalism challenged the Victorian orthodoxy based on stuffy social customs and has been advanced by great American thinkers and jurists who would be appalled to be considered anything “liberal”. Indeed, the values set forth in their essay form the basis of my own strong convictions about the legitimate authority and limits of government vis-à-vis the individuals who are served by it, and as embodied in the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Its relevance today cannot be overstated.

I have made it my business, though, to read essays critical of the Mills's work, so I went down that rabbit hole and have gathered some further reading, including but not limited to Liberty, Equality, Fraternity by James Fitzjames Stephens (a contemporary of Mills, I believe). I have my own criticisms, but they are minor, and would like to see what others have to say.
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bschweiger | 39 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
Read this for my ethics class. He's so close to getting it right for me-if only it wasn't for his conflicting faith in institutions. Also for all his talk of freedom, there's still some normative conditions involved.
stargazerfish0 | 39 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |
I liked this one, but it was not as profound or as memorable as my friends told me it was, so I was a bit disappointed. Reading this book was not particularly entertaining, but gave me some background for reading other, more modern arguments related to liberty and society.
JBarringer | 39 outras críticas | Dec 15, 2023 |



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