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Autobiography (Penguin Classics)

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Synopsis:

An autobiography by John Stuart Mill, prolific journalist, brilliant logician, philosopher, liberal MP, and pioneer of women's suffrage, whose remarkable educational feats caused him a severe mental crisis in his thirties.

About the Author

John Stuart Mill (1806-73) was educated by his father and through his influence obtained a clerkship at India House. He formed the Utilitarian Society which met to read and discuss essays, and in 1825 he edited Bentham’s Treatise upon Evidence. In 1826 he suffered an acute mental crisis and found that poetry helped him recover the will to live, particularly the work of Wordsworth. Having reconsidered his aims and those of the Benthamite school, he met Harriet Taylor and she inspired a great deal of his philosophy. They married in 1851. Utilitarianism was published in 1861 but before that Mill published his System of Logic (1843), Principles of Political Economy (1848) and On Liberty (1839). His other works include his classic Autobiography (1873). Mill retired in 1858 and became the independent MP for Westminster from 1865 to 1868. He spent the rest of his life in France and died in Avignon.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Editor's Note

I. Childhood, and Early Education

II. Moral Influences in Early Youth. My Father's Character and Opinions

III. Last Stage of Education, and First of Self-Education

IV. Youthful Propagandism. The Westminster Review.

V. A Crisis in My Mental History. One Stage Onward

VI. Commencement of the Most Valuable Friendship of My Life. My Father's Death. Writings and Other Proceedings up to 1840

VII. General View of the Remainder of My Life

Index of Personal Names

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140433166
Editor:
Robson, John H.
Author:
Robson, John H.
Author:
Mill, John Stuart
Author:
Robson, John M.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London, England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History - 19th Century
Subject:
Actors
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
Mill, john stuart, 1806-1873
Subject:
Mill, John Stuart
Subject:
Philosophers -- England -- Biography.
Subject:
History & Surveys - 19th Century
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin classics
Series Volume:
1975:1
Publication Date:
19900431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.82x5.20x.66 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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