John Stuart Mill, A Biography, by Nicholas Capaldi

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John Stuart Mill, A Biography, by Nicholas Capaldi

John Stuart Mill, A Biography, by Nicholas Capaldi

Published by Cambridge University Press in 2004, 436 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N2369)

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This excellent and immensley detailed biography of John Stuart Mill traces the ways in which Mill’s many endeavours are related and explores the significance of Mill’s contribution to metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of education.
 
The book shows how Mill was groomed for his life by both his father James Mill, and Jeremy Bentham, the two most prominent philosophical radicals of the early nineteenth century. Yet Mill revolted against this education and developed friendships with both Thomas Carlyle and Samuel Taylor Coleridge who introduced him to Romanticism and political conservatism. A special feature of this biography is the attention devoted to his relationship with Harriet Taylor - No one exerted a greater influence than the woman he was eventually to marry, and the book reveals just how deep her impact was on Mill’s thinking about the emancipation of women.
One reviewer wrote: The weaving together of ideas with accounts of personal life and historical events brings to life Mill’s views, makes his ideas more engaging and is a particularly effective way of securing a deeper understanding of both the man and the values and interests which dominated his life. This is a new interpretation of Mill, based on deep research and wide reading and one that will shape future generations' understanding of the man and his works.
 
Please note that although this is a new book, it has a publishers mark in black pen across the outside bottom page leaves
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