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John Stuart Mill: A Biography

Capaldi, Nicholas

Published by Cambridge University Press (2004), Cambridge, 2004
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23x15cm, xx,436 pp. Contents: Childhood and Early Education: The Great Experiment (1806-1820); Company Man and Youthful Propagandist (1821-1826); Crisis (1826-1830); The Discovery of Romance and Romanticism (1830-1840); The Transitional Essays; Intellectual Success (1840-1845); Worldly Succes (1846-1850); Private Years (1850-1859); The Memorial Essays; Public Intellectual (1859-1869); Last Years (1869-1873). ["Nicholas Capaldi's biography of John Stuart Mill traces the ways in which Mill's many endeavors are related and explores the significance of his contributions to metaphysics, epistemology, ethics,social and political philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of education. Capaldi shows how Mill was groomed for his life by both his father James Mill and Jeremy Bentham, the two most prominent philosophical radicals of the early 19th century. Mill, however, revolted against this education and developed friendships with both Thomas Carlyle and Samuel Taylor Coleridge who introduced him to Romanticism and political conservatism. A special feature of this biography is the attention devoted to Mill's relationship with Harriet Taylor. No one exerted a greater influence than the woman he was eventually to marry. Capaldi reveals just how deep her impact was on Mill's thinking about the emancipation of women." - publisher's description] Minor rubbing. Slight corner bump. Light cover soil. VG. Bookseller Inventory # 004617

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Title: John Stuart Mill: A Biography

Publisher: Cambridge University Press (2004), Cambridge

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: orig.cloth

Illustrator: 8pp photoplates

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