John Stuart Mill, Autobiography (LLA 91)

By: John Stuart Mill; Introduction-Currin V. Shields

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8th Printing - VERY GOOD+ No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Appears unread. . . . . . . . . . The Autobiography is mainly Mill's account of his unusual intellectual training and achievements, and of his career as a writer and thinker. In this brief introduction there would be no point in relating what Mill tells in his own words. But some features of his life and character which are not fully treated in the Autobiography are of sufficient import to deserve our special attention. On Mill's own testimony, as well as that of his friends and chroniclers, the most important fact about Mill's life was his strong and lasting - and unconventional - attachment to Harriet Taylor. Thus Mill's life falls into three periods: before, during , and after his intimate association with Mrs. Taylor. Before he met Harriet, John Stuart Mill was a brilliant leader of a talented circle of younger Benthamites known as the Philosophical Radicals. The group, intentionally patterned after the eighteenth-century French school of Philosophies, was devoted to promoting Utilitarianism. Almost from the day of John's birth - May 20, 1806 - both his gifted father and his famous patron, Jeremy Bentham, had groom the young Mill to inherit the mantle of the Benthamite movement....

Title: John Stuart Mill, Autobiography (LLA 91)

Author Name: John Stuart Mill; Introduction-Currin V. Shields

Categories: Memoirs,

Publisher: Library of Liberal Arts / Bobbs-Merrill: 1957

ISBN Number: B0007EEXWK

Size: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

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