John Stuart mill (1806-1873)

  • Logic 1843

    "basic human thought is possible without language"
  • liberty 1859

    He hints at the belief that we as Americans share, that you have the right to believe and express yourself until it infringes upon others’ rights. “We are free to remonstrate with an individual, to avoid him, and to encourage others to avoid him-that is our right. But not to parade the avoidance” (Macleod, 4.6 par 15). video link
  • utilitarianism 1861

    The Happiness theory, or the utilitarian formula was a case for supporting or rejecting the theory. He based this around the idea that humans have the instinct to do good and have the “desire of perfections and sympathy for fellow human beings” (Schelfczyk, par. 3).
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  • Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy 1865

    In his work, he insists that we must determine what is the origin of our mind at the state of infancy. What is naturally given to us. However, this is clearly not feasible to obtain today, nor was it in his existance. Instead, he insisted that we use our observations of experience and that it can aide in new discovery or prove “known laws of psychology” (Schneewind, aim and method, par. 1 ).