The Letters of John Stuart Mill, Volume 2

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Longmans, Green and Company, 1910 - Philosophers
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Page 14 - I have always considered Black as the first journalist who carried criticism and the spirit of reform into the details of English institutions. Those who are not old enough to remember those times can hardly believe what the state of public discussion then was. People now and then attacked the constitution and the boroughmongers, but
Page 23 - bill and for Mr. Locke King's, and for measures going far beyond either of them. I would open the suffrage to all grown persons, both men and women, who can read, write, and perform a sum in the rule of three, and who have not, within some small number of years, received parish relief.
Page 333 - persons who have not attended much to theory, nor been ; often called on to explain the grounds of their judgments. I explain in the same manner whatever truth there is in presentiments. And I should agree with you that a mind, which is fitted by constitution and habits to receive truly and retain
Page 164 - This last extract is from Mr. Herbert Spencer, whose ' Principles of Psychology/ in spite of some doctrines which he holds in common with the intuitive school, are on the whole one of the finest examples we possess of the Psychological Method in its full power.
Page 373 - Carlyle is abundantly contemptuous of all who make their intellects bow to their moral timidity by endeavouring to believe Christianity. But his own creed—that everything is right and good which accords with the laws of the universe—is either the same or a worse perversion. If it is not a resignation of intellect into the hands of fear, it is
Page 332 - into very distinct consciousness, often grow into the likeness of intuitive perceptions. I believe this to be the explanation of the intuitive insight thought to be characteristic of women, and of that which is often found in experienced practical
Page 35 - States have become thirty years after he saw them, he would, I think, have acknowledged that much of the unfavourable part of his anticipations had not been realised. Democracy has been no leveller there as to intellect and education, or respect for true personal superiority. Nor has 'it stereotyped a particular
Page 64 - their belief to the evidence, will think it allowable to let their imaginative anticipations go forth, not carrying belief in their train, in the direction which experience and study of human nature shows to be the most improving to the character and most exalting and consoling to the individual feelings.
Page 86 - introductions to you, as to make use of the privilege of writing to you which was kindly conferred on me by the letter I had the pleasure of receiving from you last year. Few Englishmen, especially few Englishmen in political life, are more worthy of the privilege of knowing

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