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Political Writings James Mill

Political Writings

James Mill

Published February 28th 1992
ISBN : 9780521387484
Paperback
356 pages
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James Mill (1773-1836) is today best known as Jeremy Benthams chief disciple and John Stuart Mills father. Yet Mill himself was a formidable and important Utilitarian thinker in his own right, who earned the respect of even those who disagreed withMoreJames Mill (1773-1836) is today best known as Jeremy Benthams chief disciple and John Stuart Mills father. Yet Mill himself was a formidable and important Utilitarian thinker in his own right, who earned the respect of even those who disagreed with him. His range was enormous (historian, political philosopher, psychologist, educational theorist, and economist), repeatedly crossing the disciplinary boundaries we take for granted today. This volume presents a wide sampling of Mills political writings and polemical essays. It begins with his classic work, the Essay on Government, it also includes pieces on the protection of rights, the importance of education, the free press, the secret ballot, and governments use of punishment against those who violate the rights of fellow citizens. The collection concludes with Macauleys famous critique of the Essay, and Mills heretofore unnoticed reply in his Fragment on Mackintosh (1835). This is the first time that such a selection of Mills political works has appeared as one volume.