Dubbed "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century", Mill's conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state and social control. Accessible book, Liberty, Protected DAISY, Philosophy, Utilitarianism, Representative government and representation, Economics, Women, Women's rights, History, In library, Logic, Equality, Philosophers, Political science, Biography, Methodology, Science, Theory of Knowledge, Nature, Politics and government, Religion, Theism, Nonfiction, Social and moral questions John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), Auguste Comte (1798-1857), William Hamilton Sir (1788-1856), John George Lambton Durham Earl of (1792-1840), Walter Scott Sir (1771-1832), Alfred de Vigny (1797-1863), Armand Carrel (1800-1836), Auguste Comte, George Berkeley (1685-1753), Harriet (Hardy) Taylor Mill (1807-1858), Harriet Hardy Taylor Mill (1807-1858), Harriet Taylor Mill (1808-1858), James Mill (1773-1836), John Elliott Cairnes (1823-1875), T. Cliffe Leslie (1827-1882), Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), William Hamilton Sir, 9th bart (1788-1856), William Hamilton Sir, 9th bart.
They are now published (with a few merely verbal alterations) under the impression, that the controversies excited by Colonel Torrens' Budget have again called the attention of political economists to the discussions of the abstract science: and from the additional consideration, that the first paper relates expressly to the point upon which the question at issue between Colonel Torrens and his antagonists has principally turned.Mill’s economic theory moved from free market capitalism, to government intervention within the precepts of Utilitarianism, and finally to Socialism.which was the standard Anglo-American Economics textbook of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.The primary aim of the edition is to present fully collated texts of those works which exist in a number of versions, both printed and manuscript, and to provide accurate texts of works previously unpublished or which have become relatively inaccessible. They provide important insights into the evolution of the views of their author on economic and social problems; and, since they come from one of the world’s outstanding economists and social philosophers, they still possess great intrinsic interest.John Stuart Mill’s is one of the great synthetic works of classical economics; anything which throws light on its propositions and their development is therefore of considerable historical importance.For purposes of discussion, however, they are better classified according to subject matter.From this point of view, they may be considered under six main headings: General Economic Theory (other than money and banking); Money and Banking; Public Finance; Labour; Property and Its Social Control; and Socialism.The particulars of Mill's life are too well known - as laid out in his famous Autobiography (1873) for instance - to be worth repeating here, so we will just rattle them out: son of the Ricardian economist James Mill, trained from an early age to be a genius, "lent" by his father to utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham, became a utilitarian himself, followed his father into the British East India Company, broke with Bentham, had an existentialist crisis, turned to the doctrines of Saint-Simon and Comte, met Harriet Taylor and waited twenty years for her husband to die, became a public intellectual Whig politician, etc., etc. Mill published his Essays on Some Unsettled Question , which he began writing over a decade earlier (around 1831), largely in response to the challenge of the Oxford-Dublin school. When Jevons's later grumbled at the "noxious influence of authority" preventing the development of economics, there is little doubt he was referring to J. From that paper it will be seen that opinions identical in principle with those promulgated by Colonel Torrens (there would probably be considerable difference as to the extent of their practical application) have been held by the writer for more than fifteen years: although he cannot claim to himself the original conception, but only the elaboration, of the fundamental doctrine of the Essay... The online edition of the is published under licence from the copyright holder, The University of Toronto Press. This material is put online to further the educational goals of Liberty Fund, Inc.