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John Stuart Mill and Company

Bart Schultz

in The Happiness Philosophers: The Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691154770
eISBN:
9781400884957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154770.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines John Stuart Mill's legacy as an advocate of utilitarianism. Mill championed an open society, critical thinking, human dignity, and women's equality and produced immortal works ... More


Utilitarianism, Feminism, and the Franchise

Terence Ball

in Reappraising Political Theory: Revisionist Studies in the History of Political Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279952
eISBN:
9780191598753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279957.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Here, I re‐examine the sources of John Stuart Mill's feminist sympathies. After looking closely at two oft‐touted candidates—Jeremy Bentham and Harriet Taylor Mill—I conclude that neither played the ... More


And They Shall be One Flesh

Timothy Larsen

in John Stuart Mill: A Secular Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198753155
eISBN:
9780191814815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753155.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter tells the story of the death of Harriet’s first husband, John Taylor, and her second marriage to Mill. For decades, Mill was deeply frustrated that his relationship with Harriet could ... More


Many Waters Cannot Quench Love

Timothy Larsen

in John Stuart Mill: A Secular Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198753155
eISBN:
9780191814815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753155.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

At this point, Mill meets the great, passionate partner of his life, Harriet Taylor. This chapter endeavours to explain the complex relationship and way of life that they created for themselves ... More


The Happiness Philosophers: The Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians

Bart Schultz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691154770
eISBN:
9781400884957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154770.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book tells the colorful story of the lives and legacies of the founders of utilitarianism—one of the most influential yet misunderstood philosophies of the past two centuries. Best known for ... More


Public Man, Private Woman?

Don Herzog

in Household Politics: Conflict in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300180787
eISBN:
9780300195170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180787.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the subject of sexual inequality in early modern England. It discusses Harriet Taylor Mill, who said that “Women never have had equal rights with men.” The chapter explains ... More


John Stuart Mill: A Secular Life

Timothy Larsen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198753155
eISBN:
9780191814815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753155.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

John Stuart Mill observed in his Autobiography that he was a rare case in nineteenth-century Britain because he had not lost his religion but never had any. He was a freethinker from beginning to ... More


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