John Stuart Mill and the Religion of Humanity

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University of Missouri Press, 2002 - Philosophy - 402 pages
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"John Stuart Mill and the Religion of Humanity introduces material that requires significant reevaluation of John Stuart Mill's contribution to the development of the liberal tradition." "John Stuart Mill and the Religion of Humanity examines the religious thought and aspirations of the philosopher and shows that, contrary to the conventional view of Mill as the prototypical secular liberal, religious preoccupations dominated his thought and structured his endeavors throughout his life. For a proper appreciation of Mill's thought and legacy, the depth of his animus toward traditional transcendent religion must be recognized, along with the seriousness of his intent to found a nontheological religion to serve as its replacement." --Book Jacket.
 

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Contents

Early Influences James Mill and Jeremy Bentham
7
The Spirit of the Age Mill and French Immanentism
38
Nature and Utility of Religion
87
Sir William Hamilton and the Mansel Controversy
145
Theism
167
On Liberty
234
Utilitarianism
268
Consequences and Implications
320
Notes
345
Bibliography
377
Index
393
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