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John Stuart Mill

British philosopher and political economist

1806   -   1873

movement: atheism, feminism
country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, United Kingdom
native language: English
occupation: philosopher, economist, politician, autobiographer, writer, feminist, clerk
award received: Honorary doctor of the University of Vienna, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
position held: Member of the 19th Parliament of the United Kingdom
student of: James Mill

John Stuart Mill (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873), usually cited as J. S. Mill, was a British philosopher, political economist, and civil servant. One of the most influential thinkers in the history of classical liberalism, he contributed widely to social theory, political theory, and political economy. 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.Mill was a proponent of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by his predecessor Jeremy Bentham. He contributed to the investigation of scientific methodology, though his knowledge of the topic was based on the writings of others, notably William Whewell, John Herschel, and Auguste Comte, and research carried out for Mill by Alexander Bain. Mill engaged in written debate with Whewell.A member of the Liberal Party, he was also the second Member of Parliament to call for women's suffrage after Henry Hunt in 1832.
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On Liberty

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A System of Logic

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The Subjection of Women

1869 English essay by J. S. Mill, based on ideas he developed with his wife Harriet Taylor Mill; argues for equality between the sexes, largely on utilitarian grounds; attacks marriage laws and the idea that women are naturally worse at some things

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Principles of Political Economy

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On Social Freedom

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