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John Stuart Mill

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John Stuart Mill was a child of radicalism, born in 1806 into a rarefied realm of philosophic discourse. His father, who with Jeremy Bentham was a founding member of the utilitarian movement, was responsible for his son’s education and saw to it that he was trained in the classics at an extraordinarily early age. In 1823 Mill gave up a career in law to become a clerk at the East India Company, where his father worked. Like his father, he rose to the position of chief examiner, which he held until he retired from the company in 1858.

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The Basic Writings of John Stuart Mill
On Liberty, The Subjection of Women and Utilitarianism
Written by John Stuart Mill
Commentaries by Dale E. Miller
Introduction by J.B. Schneewind


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 10, 2010
Price: $8.99

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The Basic Writings of John Stuart Mill
On Liberty, The Subjection of Women and Utilitarianism
Written by John Stuart Mill
Commentaries by Dale E. Miller
Introduction by J.B. Schneewind


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $9.95

The writings of John Stuart Mill have become the cornerstone of political liberalism. Collected for the first time in this volume are Mill’s three seminal and most widely read works: On Liberty, The Subjection of Women, and Utilitarianism. A brilliant defense of individual rights versus the power of the state, On... Read more >
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On Liberty and Utilitarianism

Written by John Stuart Mill


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: April 29, 2008
Price: $5.99

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On Liberty and Utilitarianism

Written by John Stuart Mill


Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1993
Price: $6.50

Together, these two essays mark the philosophic cornerstone of democratic morality and represent a thought-provoking search for the true balance between the rights of the individual and the power of the state. Thoroughly schooled in the principles of the utilitarian movement founded by Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill nevertheless brings his... Read more >
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