John Stuart Mill

  • Birth

    John Stuart Mill was born in London, England.
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    Life of John Stuart

    John Stuart Mill, a British philosopher and economist, made significant contributions to the philosophy of science. Mill published his work titled "On Liberty," "Utilitarianism," and "A System of Logic."
    (Tom Richey 2014)
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    Intensive Self-Education

    Mill participated in a period of intensive self-education and study under the guidance of his father, James Mill, which greatly impacted his philosophical thinking.
    (Donner 250)
  • A System of Logic

    Mill published "A System of Logic," emphasizing empirical reasoning and scientific methodology. "A System of Logic" contributed significantly to understanding inductive reasoning and scientific methodology. Mill's emphasis on empirical observation and evidence-based reasoning has had a lasting impact on science practice.
    (Tom Richey 2014)
  • On Liberty

    Mill's influential work "On Liberty" is published, advocating for personal freedom and societal autonomy. Mill's concept of liberty, emphasizing the importance of personal autonomy as long as it doesn't infringe upon the rights of others, has guided discussions on civil liberties and the role of government.
    (Donner 218).
  • Utilitarianism

    John Stuart Mill published "Utilitarianism" as a part of his ethical philosophy, advocating for actions that maximize happiness for the greatest number, shaping modern moral philosophy. (Crisp et al 5)
  • Member of Parliament

    Mill is elected as a Member of Parliament (MP), actively involved in politics, advocating for various social reforms. Mill's political career reflects his commitment to social progress and his dedication to advancing principles of justice and equality.
    (Stack 37)
  • The Subjection of Women

    Mill argues for women's equal rights and liberties, challenging the prevailing societal norms of his time. He advocates for removing legal and social barriers that subjugate women and hinder their full participation in society.
    (Tom Richey 2014)
  • Death of John Stuart Mill

    John Stuart Mill passed away, leaving behind a legacy of contributions to philosophy, economics, and political thought.