John Stuart Mill: A Biography by Nicholas Capaldi

By Nicholas Capaldi

Nicholas Capaldi's 2004 biography of John Stuart Mill lines the ways that Mill's many endeavours are similar and explores the importance of Mill's contribution to metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, the philosophy of faith, and the philosophy of schooling. He exhibits how Mill used to be groomed for his existence through either his father James Mill, and Jeremy Bentham, the 2 such a lot renowned philosophical radicals of the early 19th century. but Mill revolted by contrast schooling and built friendships with either Thomas Carlyle and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who brought him to Romanticism and political conservatism. a different characteristic of this biography is the eye dedicated to his dating with Harriet Taylor. nobody exerted a better effect than the girl he used to be ultimately to marry. Nicholas Capaldi finds simply how deep her influence was once on Mill's puzzling over the emancipation of women.

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