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On liberty by John Stuart Mill( Book )

1,260 editions published between 1850 and 2016 in 21 languages and held by 12,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author seeks to explicate how we can distinguish cases ofthe legitimate imposition of democratic authority from cases of noxious intolerance of minority rights
Utilitarianism, liberty, and representative government by John Stuart Mill( Book )

808 editions published between 1861 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 7,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism is a philosophical defence of utilitarianism, a moral theory stating that right actions are those that tend to promote overall happiness. The essay first appeared as a series of articles published in Fraser's Magazine in 1861; the articles were collected and reprinted as a single book in 1863. Mill discusses utilitarianism in some of his other works, including On Liberty and The Subjection of Women, but Utilitarianism contains his only sustained defence of the theory
Principles of political economy : with some of their applications to social philosophy by John Stuart Mill( Book )

938 editions published between 1819 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 6,650 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 )

717 editions published between 1011 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,690 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)
The subjection of women by John Stuart Mill( Book )

369 editions published between 1869 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 3,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mill was one of a handful of male feminists in the British government when he wrote this classic book on women's oppression
Considerations on representative government by John Stuart Mill( Book )

309 editions published between 1861 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) was a pioneering British politician and social reformer. First published in 1861, this volume contains Mill's detailed discussion of his theories of democracy and the ideal system of government, in which he links his theories concerning democracy and representative government with contemporary political issues."--
Auguste Comte and positivism by John Stuart Mill( Book )

203 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For some time much has been said, in England and on the Continent, concerning "Positivism" and "the Positive Philosophy." Those phrases, which during the life of the eminent thinker who introduced them had made their way into no writings or discussions but those of his very few direct disciples, have emerged from the depths and manifested themselves on the surface of the philosophy of the age. The time, therefore, seems to have come, when every philosophic thinker not only ought to form, but may usefully express, a judgment respecting this intellectual movement; endeavouring to understand what it is, whether it is essentially a wholesome movement, and if so, what is to be accepted and what rejected of the direction given to it by its most important movers. There cannot be a more appropriate mode of discussing these points than in the form of a critical examination of the philosophy of Auguste Comte; for which the appearance of a new edition of his fundamental treatise, with a preface by the most eminent, in every point of view, of his professed disciples, M. Littr ?affords a good opportunity. The name of M. Comte is more identified than any other with this mode of thought. He is the first who has attempted its complete systematization, and the scientific extension of it to all objects of human knowledge"--Chapter. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Collected works by John Stuart Mill( Book )

424 editions published between 1526 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,903 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
On Bentham and Coleridge by John Stuart Mill( Book )

74 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on sex equality by Alice S Rossi( Book )

33 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of Sir William Hamilton's philosophy and of the principal philosophical questions discussed in his writings by John Stuart Mill( Book )

119 editions published between 1865 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the philosophical writers of the present century in these islands, no one occupies a higher position than Sir William Hamilton. He alone, of our metaphysicians of this and the preceding generation, has acquired, merely as such, an European celebrity: while, in our own country, he has not only had power to produce a revival of interest in a study which had ceased to be popular, but has made himself, in some sense, the founder of a school of thought. The school, indeed, is not essentially new; for its fundamental doctrines are those of the philosophy which has everywhere been in the ascendant since the setting in of the reaction against Locke and Hume, which dates from Reid among ourselves and from Kant for the rest of Europe. But that general scheme of philosophy is split into many divisions, and the Hamiltonian form of it is distinguished by as marked peculiarities as belong to any other of its acknowledged varieties. My subject, therefore, is less Sir W . Hamilton, than the questions which Sir W . Hamilton discussed. It is, however, impossible to write on those questions in our own country and in our own time, without incessant reference, express or tacit, to his treatment of them." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Three essays on religion by John Stuart Mill( Book )

75 editions published between 1874 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these three essays, "Nature," "The Utility of Religion," and "Theism," published between 1850 and 1870, English social and political philosopher John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) gives his most sustained analysis of religious belief. Though not prepared to abandon the idea of an overall design in nature, Mill nonetheless argues that its violence and capriciousness militate against moral ends in nature's workings. Moreover, any designer of such a world as we experience it cannot be all powerful and all good, for nature is "too clumsily made and capriciously governed." However, since humankind, by and large, cannot, it seems, be deprived of religion, Mill espouses what he calls a "religion of humanity," whose concepts of justice, morality, and altruism are based on classical models and on the New Testament Sermon on the Mount rather than on the vindictive God of the Old Testament and the world-hating doctrines of St. Paul
Essays on some unsettled questions of political economy by John Stuart Mill( Book )

104 editions published between 1844 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes five essays on the subject of political and sociological philosophy, including 'Of the Laws of Interchange between Nations', 'On the Influence of Consumption upon Production', 'Of the Words Productive and Unproductive', 'Of Profits and Interest' and 'Of the Definition of Political Economy; and of the Method of Investigation Proper to It'. This version has been carefully formatted for today's e-readers by Andrews UK, and includes original footnotes and an easy-to-navigat
Utilitarianism, Liberty, and Representative government. by John Stuart Mill( Book )

19 editions published between 1901 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissertations and discussions; political, philosophical, and historical by John Stuart Mill( Book )

102 editions published between 1859 and 2012 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature, the Utility of religion, and Theism by John Stuart Mill( Book )

80 editions published between 1874 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The three following Essays on Religion were written at considerable intervals of time, without any intention of forming a consecutive series, and must not therefore be regarded as a connected body of thought, excepting in so far as they exhibit the Author's deliberate and exhaustive treatment of the topics under consideration"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Autobiography by John Stuart Mill( Book )

241 editions published between 1873 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait : ""Je dois, au début même de cet essai de biographie, faire connaître les raisons qui m'ont déterminé à laisser après moi un souvenir d'une vie aussi dépourvue d'événements que l'a été la mienne. Je ne m'arrête pas un seul instant à la pensée que ce que je vais raconter puisse exciter l'intérêt du public, soit par le charme du récit, soit parce que ma personne en fait le sujet.""
On liberty, and, Considerations on representative government by John Stuart Mill( Book )

51 editions published between 1859 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual equality : writings by John Stuart Mill( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of John Stuart Mill by John Stuart Mill( Book )

68 editions published between 1873 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Stuart Mill (1806? 1873), British philosopher, political theorist, political economist, civil servant and Member of Parliament, was an influential classical liberal thinker of the 19th century. He was an exponent of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by Jeremy Bentham, although his conception of it was very different from Bentham's. John Stuart Mill was born in the Pentonville area of London, the eldest son of the Scottish philosopher and historian James Mill. John Stuart was educated by his father, with the advice and assistance of Jeremy Bentham and Francis Place
 
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