Utilitarianism, Liberty & Representative Government

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Wildside Press LLC, Nov 1, 2007 - Philosophy - 420 pages
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John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) was a British philosopher, political economist, civil servant, and Member of Parliament. An advocate of utilitarianism, he was one of the most influential liberal thinkers of the 19th century.
  

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Contents

UTILITARIANISM CHAP PAGE I General Remarks i
1
What Utilitarianism Is
5
Of the Ultimate Sanction of the Principle of Utility
24
Of what sort of Proof the Principle of Utility is Susceptible
32
Of the Connection between Justice and Utility
38
ON LIBERTY I Introductory
65
Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion
78
Of Individuality as one of the Elements of Well being
114
Of the Proper Functions of Representative Bodies
228
Of the Infirmities and Dangers to which Representa tive Government is Liable
242
Of True and False Democracy Representation of All and Representation of the Majority only
256
Of the Extension of the Suffrage
276
Should there be Two Stages of Election?
293
Of the Mode of Voting
298
Of the Duration of Parliaments
312
Ought Pledges to be Required from Members of Parliament?
315

Of the Limits to the Authority of Society over the Individual
131
Applications
149
REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT I To what extent Forms of Government are a Matter of Choice
175
The Criterion of a Good Form of Government
185
That the ideally best Form of Government is Repre sentative Government
202
Under what Social Conditions Representative Govern ment is Inapplicable
218
Of a Second Chamber
324
Of the Executive in a Representative Government
331
Of Local Representative Bodies
346
Of Nationality as connected with Representative Government
359
Of Federal Representative Governments
366
Of the Government of Dependencies by a Free State
376

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John Stuart Mill, Classical economist, was born in 1806. His father was the Ricardian economist, James Mill. John Stuart Mill's writings on economics and philosophy were prodigious. His "Principles of Political Economy, With Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy," published in 1848, was the leading economics textbook of the English-speaking world during the second half of the 19th century. Some of Mill's other works include "Considerations on Representative Government," "Auguste Comte and Positivism," "The Subjection of Women," and "Three Essays on Religion." John Mill died in 1873.

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