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Robson, John M.

Overview
Works: 136 works in 1,038 publications in 4 languages and 16,421 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Records and correspondence  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: HB161,
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Most widely held works about John M Robson
 
Most widely held works by John M Robson
The improvement of mankind; the social and political thought of John Stuart Mill by John M Robson( Book )

20 editions published between 1958 and 1990 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected works by John Stuart Mill( Book )

310 editions published between 1526 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Mill's Autobiography as well as related essays which together paint a picture of his early life, including his rigorous 'home schooling' at the hands of his father, James Mill, and the emotional crisis of his early adulthood. This volume includes such material as Mill's childhood writings and examples of his early articles
John Stuart Mill; a selection of his works by John Stuart Mill( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 1985 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origin and evolution of the universe : evidence for design?( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does the universe have the character it has because of design? In this collection of essays first presented at a symposium sponsored by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and the Royal Society of Canada, seventeen scientists and philosophers re-examine the "Argument by Design" in light of current scientific theories. Scientists in such diverse fields as cosmology, physics, geology, biology, and psychology provide syntheses of the state of their respective disciplines with regard to questions such as the origin or evolution of the universe and of life, the interaction of life and terrestrial environment, and verbal communication in prehumans. Contributions by philosophers cover such areas as arguments for as designer and the question of whether nature's laws and initial conditions could be viewed as "fine tuned" for the production of life. Many of the chapters demonstrate the awe-inspiring success of modern science in explaining the universe in terms of fairly straightforward natural laws, countering those versions of the design argument which try to find evidence of God's activities in the supposed failures of scientific laws to cover various phenomena. This book not only raises important questions about our understanding of the world and its origins abut also provides a fascinating view of the different perspectives on this topic
James and John Stuart Mill : papers of the centenary conference by Centenary Conference James And John Stuart Mill. [1973. Toronto.]( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Editing nineteenth century texts; papers given at the Editorial Conference, University of Toronto, November 1966 by University of Toronto( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of political economy : with some of their applications to social philosophy by John Stuart Mill( Book )

44 editions published between 1965 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume unites, for the first time, Books IV and V of Mill's great treatise on political economy with his fragmentary chapters on socialism. It shows him applying his classical economic theory to policy questions of abiding concern, particularly the desirability of sustained growth of national wealth and population versus a stationary state, the merits of capitalism versus socialism, and the expedient scope of government intervention in the competitive market economy. His answers to these questions have considerable relevance today, and they serve to illustrate the enduring power and imagination of his distinctive liberal utilitarian philosophy." "In his Introduction Jonathan Riley clarifies Mill's approach, considers what constitutes the Millian Utopia, and shows how examination of such an ideal society provides valuable insights into the structure of his philosophy."--Jacket
A system of logic, ratiocinative and inductive; being a connected view of the principles of evidence, and the methods of scientific investigation by John Stuart Mill( Book )

38 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book makes no pretence of giving to the world a new theory of the intellectual operations. Its claim to attention, if it possess any, is grounded on the fact that it is an attempt not to supersede, but to embody and systematize, the best ideas which have been either promulgated on its subject by speculative writers., or conformed to by accurate thinkers in their scientific inquiries. In the portion of the work which treats of Ratiocination, the author has not deemed it necessary to enter into technical details which may be obtained in so perfect a shape from the existing treatises on what is termed the Logic of the Schools. In the contempt entertained by many modern philosophers for the syllogistic art, it will be seen that he by no means participates; though the scientific theory on which its defence is usually rested appears to him erroneous: and the view which he has suggested of the nature and functions of the Syllogism may, perhaps, afford the means of conciliating the principles of the art with as much as is well grounded in the doctrines and objections of its assailants. On the subject of Induction, the task to be performed was that of generalizing the modes of investigating truth and estimating evidence, by which so many important and recondite laws of nature have, in the various sciences, been aggregated to the stock of human knowledge. Several criticisms, of a more or less controversial character, on this work, have appeared since the publication of the second edition; and Dr. Whewell has lately published a reply to those parts of it in which some of his opinions were controverted. I have carefully reconsidered all the points on which my conclusions have been assailed. But I have not to announce a change of opinion on any matter of importance. Even the criticisms from which I most dissent have been of great service to me, by showing in what places the exposition most needed to be improved, or the argument strengthened. And I should have been well pleased if the book had undergone a much greater amount of attack; as in that case I should probably have been enabled to improve it still more than I believe I have now done. In the subsequent editions, the attempt to improve the work by additions and corrections, suggested by criticism or by thought, has been continued. The additions and corrections in the present edition, which are not very considerable, are chiefly such as have been suggested by Professor Bain's "Logic," a book of great merit and value. The longest of the additions belongs to the chapter on Causation, and is a discussion of the question, how far, if at all, the ordinary mode of stating the law of Cause and Effect requires modification to adapt it to the new doctrine of the Conservation of Force: a point still more fully and elaborately treated in Mr. Bain's work"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Autobiography and literary essays by John Stuart Mill( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill took thirty years to complete and is acknowledged as the definitive edition of J.S. Mill and as one of the finest works editions ever completed. Mill's contributions to philosophy, economics, and history, and in the roles of scholar, politician and journalist can hardly be overstated and this edition remains the only reliable version of the full range of Mill's writings. Each volume contains extensive notes, a new introduction and an index. Many of the volumes have been unavailable for some time, but the Works are now again avai
Autobiography by John Stuart Mill( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and French and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At three years old John Stuart Mill was studying arithmetic and Greek; by the time he was six he was enjoying Hume and Gibbon and writing Roman histories. Diffident, intellectually brilliant, fearless and profound, he became one of the greatest of the Victorian liberals and his works - particularly On Liberty, Utilitarianism, The Subjection of Women, and this Autobiography - are among the crowning achievements of the age
Essays on economics and society by John Stuart Mill( Book )

48 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual equality : writings by John Stuart Mill( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on French history and historians by John Stuart Mill( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journals and debating speeches by John Stuart Mill( Book )

34 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newspaper writings by John Stuart Mill( Book )

45 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage or celibacy? : the Daily telegraph on a Victorian dilemma by John M Robson( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July 1868 the Daily Telegraph congratulated itself on providing the arena for a controversy marked by "good sense, liveliness, practical wisdom, and hearty humanity." The controversy was over the choice - "Marriage or Celibacy?"--Faced by middle-class youth trying to reconcile economic facts with moral values, social customs - and love. The arena was the correspondence page of a newspaper just establishing itself as the most successful London daily through its appeal to the middle-class reader
Public and parliamentary speeches by John Stuart Mill( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings on India by John Stuart Mill( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indexes to the collected works of John Stuart Mill by John Stuart Mill( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Additional letters of John Stuart Mill by John Stuart Mill( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Autobiography
Alternative Names
Robson, J. M.

Robson, J. M. 1927-

Robson, J. M. (John Mercel)

Robson, J. M. (John Mercel), 1927-

Robson, John M. 1927-

Robson, John M. (John Mercel), 1927-

Robson, John Mercel.

Robson, John Mercel 1927-

ロブソン, J. M

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Principles of political economy : with some of their applications to social philosophyA system of logic, ratiocinative and inductive; being a connected view of the principles of evidence, and the methods of scientific investigationAutobiography and literary essaysAutobiographyWritings on IndiaAdditional letters of John Stuart Mill