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Routledge Studies in Modern British History

James Mill's Utilitarian Logic and Politics

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James Mill's Utilitarian Logic and Politics

Routledge Studies in Modern British History

James Mill's Utilitarian Logic and Politics

Routledge Studies in Modern British History: James Mill's Utilitarian Logic and Politics

 

James Mill’s (1773–1836) role in the development of utilitarian thought in the nineteenth century has been overshadowed both by John Stuart Mill (1806–1873) and by Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832).


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Beschrijving Routledge Studies in Modern British History: James Mill's Utilitarian Logic and Politics

James Mill’s (1773–1836) role in the development of utilitarian thought in the nineteenth century has been overshadowed both by John Stuart Mill (1806–1873) and by Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832). Of the three, the elder Mill is considered to be the least original and with the least important, if any, contributions to utilitarian theory. True as this statement may be, even those who have tried to challenge some of its aspects take the common portrayal of Mill – "the rationalist, the maker of syllogisms, the geometrician" – as given. This book does not. Studying James Mill’s background has surprising results with reference to influences outside the Benthamite tradition as well as unexpected implications for his contributions to debates of his time. The book focuses on his political ideas, the ways in which he communicated them and the ways in which he formed them in an attempt to reveal a portrait of Mill unencumbered from the legacy of Thomas Babington Macaulay’s (1800–1859) brilliant essay "Utilitarian Logic and Politics".


ISBN
9781138204881
Pagina's
244
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Routledge Studies in Modern British History
NUR
730
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1
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Hardback
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Taylor & Francis Ltd

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