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All His Father’s Sins

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/9780198753155.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the life and thought of John Stuart Mill’s father, James Mill. It seeks to unravel his journey from pursuing the calling of an ordained Christian minister in the Church of ... More


Train Up a Child in the Way He Should Go

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/9780198753155.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents Mill’s precocious learning as a child—he famously was reading Greek at the age of three—as well as his father’s and Jeremy Bentham’s interest in shaping the boy in the light of ... More


Love Thy Neighbour as Thyself

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/9780198753155.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

The focus of this chapter is on the mature Mill and Utilitarianism, not least his 1861 treatise of that name which attempted to offer a broader, more defensible version of the Benthamite legacy. It ... More


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