John Stuart Mill

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Philosophy - 151 pages
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First published in 1976, this volume offers a significant new interpretation of Mill's political thought, Mill's ambivalent attitude to democracy is carefully examined. The implications for modern democracy of Mill's views on consensus and leadership, bureaucracy and participation, equality and liberty emerge from a deep understanding of Mill's place in 19th century ideas.
 

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Contents

Chapter I Self Culture the Eclectic Stance and Toryism
1
Chapter II Romantic and Utilitarian
29
Chapter III Science and the Authority of the Instructed
57
Chapter IV Laissezfaire Socialism and Future Society
84
Chapter V Liberty and Individuality
109
Chapter VI Government Bureaucracy and Voting
125
Conclusion
141
Bibliography
143
INDEX
148
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