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  • Copyright: 2009-01-20
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John Stuart Mill investigates the central elements of the 19th century philosopher's most profound and influential works, from On Liberty to Utilitarianism and The Subjection of Women. Through close analysis of his primary works, it reveals the very heart of the thinker's ideas, and examines them in the context of utilitarianism, liberalism and the British empiricism prevalent in Mill's day.- Presents an analysis of the full range of Mill's primary writings, getting to the core of the philosopher's ideas. - Examines the central elements of Mill's writings in easily accessible prose - Places Mill's work and thought within the larger cultural and social context of 19th century Britain - Illustrates the continued relevance of Mill's philosophy to today's reader

Author Biography

Wendy Donner is Professor of Philosophy at Carleton University in Canada. She is a leading Mill scholar and the author of The Liberal Self: John Stuart Mill’s Moral and Political Philosophy.

Richard Fumerton is the F. Wendell Miller Professor of Philosophy at the University of Iowa. A leading epistemologist, he is the author of numerous books, including Metaepistemology and Skepticism, Realism and the Correspondence Theory of Truth, Reason and Morality, and Epistemology.

Table of Contents

acknowledgmentsp. viii
list of abbreviationsp. x
Introductionp. 1
mill's moral and political philosophy Wendy Donnerp. 13
utilitarianism: theory of valuep. 15
utilitarianism: morality, justice, and the art of lifep. 33
libertyp. 56
philosophy of educationp. 76
political philosophy: liberalism and democracyp. 90
sexual equality and the subjection of womenp. 106
environmental ethicsp. 125
mill's logic, metaphysics, and epistemology Richard Fumertonp. 145
introduction and backgroundp. 147
logic and epistemologyp. 155
metaphysicsp. 175
bibliographyp. 196
indexp. 205
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