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John Stuart Mill

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1 John Stuart Mill on Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:39 am

ohn Stuart Mill (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was a British philosopher and civil servant. An influential contributor to social theory, political theory, and political economy, his conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control.[2] He was a proponent of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by Jeremy Bentham, although his conception of it was very different from Bentham's. Hoping to remedy the problems found in an inductive approach to science, such as confirmation bias, he clearly set forth the premises of falsification as the key component in the scientific method.[3] Mill was also a Member of Parliament and an important figure in liberal political philosophy.
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1 Biography
2 Works
2.1 Theory of liberty
2.1.1 Mill's view on social liberty and tyranny of majority
2.1.2 View on liberty
2.1.3 View on freedom of speech
2.2 Human rights and slavery
2.2.1 Connection to feminism
2.3 Utilitarianism
2.4 Economic philosophy
2.4.1 Economic democracy
2.4.2 Mill's views on the environment
3 Major publications
4 See also
5 Notes
6 References
7 External links
7.1 Mill's works
7.2 Secondary works
7.3 Further information




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