Nick Williams- John Stuart Mill

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    John Stuart Mill

    John Stuart Mill was an English philosopher and scientisit who contributed to several diverse fields throughout his robust career. He made developments in bpoth scientific and politcal philosophy as well as the study of ethics, influencing it heavily with his teachings on utilitariansim.
  • Birth

  • A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive

    One of his earlier works, this volume was perhaps his most important contribution to the philosophy of science. Mills uses logic as a sup[porting tool, a means to confirming experimental or observational data through induction. He edited this work several times throughout his life. It was a very influentual piece for the time and introduced new methodologies for inductive reasoning and logical thinking within a scientific framework.
  • Principles of Political Economy

    Though more ethereal than modern economic works, this book was a lengthy explanation of Mill's economic theories of macroeconomics and his more conservative viewpoint competed with that of Engles and Marx's communism in the latter half of the 19th century.
  • On Liberty

    Highlighting the importance of indivdual freedoms, On Liberty was Mill's arguement for a society free enough from constraints to allow the indivdual to pursue their interests and passions. Mill was adament that each individual's purpose was found through the fulfilment of this and every person had the responsibility to pursue their goals. This has direct connatations to the field of science; as an indivdual and social endeavor.
  • Utilitarianism

    Mill contributes greatly to the field of ethics with his work explaining the deatils of utilitarianism, a school of thought in which actions are deemed moral/immoral by the overall postivie or negative impact thery have on the individual and humanity writ large.
  • Death