A Companion to Mill.

By: Macleod, ChristopherContributor(s): Miller, Dale ESeries: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy SerPublisher: Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2016Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource (627 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118736463Subject(s): Mill, John Stuart,-1806-1873Genre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Companion to MillDDC classification: 192 LOC classification: B1607 .C58 2017Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Preface -- Note on Citations -- Part I Mill's Autobiography and Biography -- Chapter 1 Mill's Mind: A Biographical Sketch -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 2 Mill's Epiphanies -- 1. First Epiphany -- 2. Second Epiphany -- 3. Bentham's Two Faces -- 4. From Revolution to Reform -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3 The Afterlife of John Stuart Mill, 1874-1879 -- 1. Immortalizing Mill -- 2. Religious Controversy -- 3. The Character Question -- 4. Politics -- 5. Helen Taylor and the Chapters on Socialism -- 6. Conclusion -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 4 Mill's Autobiography as Literature -- 1. An Artifact -- 2. In a Genre -- 3. Necessary Form -- 4. Summary -- References -- Part II Influences on Mill's Thought -- Chapter 5 Mill and the Classics -- 1. Plato's Moral Quandary -- 2. Reforming Plato's Dialectic -- 3. Regenerating Human Agency -- 4. Athens and Sparta -- 5. Spartan Moral Education -- 6. The Athenian Will -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 6 Roots of Mill's Radicalism -- 1. Radical Practice -- 2. Philosophic Radicalism -- 3. Bentham and Radical Democracy -- 4. Bentham's Philosophic Radicalism -- 5. Mill's Revision of Radicalism -- 6. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 7 British Critics of Utilitarianism -- 1. Becoming Acquainted: Mill, Coleridge, Maurice and Sterling -- 2. Maurice and Sterling: Assailants of Benthamism -- 3. Coleridge's Clerisy -- 4. Carlylean Corpuscles -- 5. Macaulay's Assault -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 8 Harriet Taylor Mill -- 1. Early Life, First Meeting, and Friendship -- 2. Paris and the Great Utilitarian Compromise -- 3. Withdrawal from Society and Socialism -- 4. Marriage, Death, and Religion -- Notes -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 9 The French Influence.
1. Emancipation and Revolutions: Mill's Early Discovery of France and its History -- 2. Administering Society: The Saint Simonians -- 3. "Positive Philosophy" or "Positive Politics"? Auguste Comte -- 4. The Uncertain Prospects of Democracy: Alexis de Tocqueville -- 5. The History of Liberty: François Guizot -- 6. The Claims of Justice: 1848, Socialism, and Communism -- Notes -- References -- Part III Foundations of Mill's Thought -- Chapter 10 Psychology, Associationism, and Ethology -- 1. Some Background -- 2. James Mill's Hard-Determinist Ethology -- 3. J.S. Mill's Logic -- 4. Mill's Autobiography -- References -- Chapter 11 Mill on Race and Gender -- 1. Gender -- 2. Race -- 3. Conclusion -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 12 Mill on Logic -- 1. The Nature of Logic -- 2. Deduction -- 3. Empiricism in Logic -- 4. Deduction Revisited -- 5. Induction -- 6. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 13 Mill's Epistemology -- 1. Mill's Foundationalism -- 2. Justifying Inductive Reasoning -- 3. The Problem of Perception -- 4. Mill on our Knowledge of "Necessary" Truths -- 5. Mill on the "Reduction" of Deductive Reasoning to Inductive Reasoning -- 6. Mill's Methods -- 7. Mill and Moral Epistemology -- Note -- References -- Chapter 14 Mill's Philosophy of Language -- 1. Propositions and Their Constituents -- 2. Connotation and Denotation -- 3. The Import of Propositions -- 4. Verbal and Real Propositions -- 5. Mill and Contemporary Philosophy of Language -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 15 Mill on Metaphysics -- 1. Introduction -- 2. What is Metaphysics? -- 3. Categorizing Mill -- 4. J.S. Mill as Copernican -- 5. World -- 6. Mind -- 7. Free Will -- References -- Chapter 16 Mill's Philosophy of Science -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Aims of the Sciences -- 3. The Structure and Methods of the Sciences.
4. Whewell's Critique of Mill and its Implications for Philosophy of Science -- Notes -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 17 Mill's Aesthetics -- 1. Introduction -- 2. What is Poetry? -- 3. Mill's Re-discovery of Poetry -- 4. The Artist and the Scientist -- 5. Mill, Poetry, and Bentham's Omissions -- 6. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 18 Mill on History -- 1. Directionalism and Historicism -- 2. Mill on Directionalism and Historicism -- 3. Combining Directionalism and Historicism -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 19 Mill's Philosophy of Religion -- 1. Mill's Position and Historical Climate -- 2. Religious Morality -- 3. A Religion of Humanity -- 4. God, Afterlife, and Miracles -- 5. Rational Belief and Imaginative Hope -- 6. Assessment of Mill's Philosophy of Religion -- Notes -- Part IV Mill's Moral Philosophy -- Chapter 20 Mill's Art of Life -- 1. Arts and Sciences Distinguished: Metaethical Mill? -- 2. The Content of the Art of Life -- 3. The Art of Life and Mill's Moral Philosophy: Mill's Utilitarianism and Utilitarianism -- 4. Rules in The Art of Life: Mill Wasn't a Rule Utilitarian -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 21 Mill's Conception of Happiness -- 1. Happiness and Pleasure -- 2. Mill's "Proof" -- 3. Qualitative Hedonism -- 4. Hedonism Reconsidered -- Chapter 22 The Proof -- 1. Context and Importance of the Proof -- 2. Reconstruction of the Proof -- 3. Critical Analysis of the Proof -- Notes -- Chapter 23 Mill on Utilitarian Sanctions -- 1. Why a Utilitarian Conscience? -- 2. Developing a Utilitarian Conscience -- 3. The Natural and Normal Utilitarian Conscience -- 4. The Link with Punishment -- 5. Utility in the Largest Sense -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 24 Mill's Moral Standard -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Intention, Aggregation, and Other Issues: A Brief Overview -- 3. Act Utilitarianism -- 4. Rule Utilitarianism.
5. Sanction Utilitarianism -- 6. Conclusion -- Note -- References -- Chapter 25 Mill on Justice and Rights -- 1. Liberal Rights -- 2. Liberal Rights and Progressive Happiness -- 3. Justice, Rights, and Equality -- 4. Sexual Equality, Rights, and Justice -- 5. Justice, Rights, and Duty -- 6. The Sanction Theory of Rights -- 7. Rights as Secondary Principles -- 8. Rights as Pre-Eminent Goods -- 9. Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 26 Mill and Virtue -- 1. Virtue and its Value: Chapter 2 of Utilitarianism -- 2. Virtue and Happiness: Chapter 4 of Utilitarianism -- 3. Moral and Self‐Regarding Virtues and Vices -- 4. Duty, Virtue, and the Art of Life -- 5. Individuality, Malleability, Relativity -- Notes -- References -- Part V Mill's Social Philosophy -- Chapter 27 The Harm Principle -- 1. The Harm Principle and the Essay On Liberty -- 2. What the Principle Does and Does Not Say -- 3. The Theory of Liberty as a Whole -- 4. The Weighing of Utilities -- 5. Toward Moral Foundations -- 6. The Art of Morality -- 7. The Content of Substantive Moral Requirement -- 8. Mill as Avant-Garde -- Note -- References -- Chapter 28 Mill on Individuality -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Millian Individuality: The Fundamentals -- 3. Contemporary Applications of Millian Individuality -- 4. Mill's Liberty Principle and Theory of Justice and Rights -- Note -- References -- Chapter 29 Mill on Freedom of Speech -- 1. Freedom of Speech and the Principle of Liberty -- 2. Limits of Speech and the Corn Dealer Example -- 3. Agency and Self-Development -- Notes -- Chapter 30 Mill on Democracy Revisited -- 1. The Development of Mill's Views on Democracy Prior to 1861: From "Spiritual Power" to "The Principle of Antagonism" -- 2. Mill's Case for Representative Government in the Considerations -- 3. Potential Dangers of Democracy.
4. How to Make the Most of Democracy: Mill's Constitutional Proposals -- 5. Conclusion: Elitist or Democrat? -- Notes -- Chapter 31 Mill on the Family -- 1. Mill's Experiences of Family -- 2. Critique of Victorian Marriage Laws -- 3. Marriage Between Equals -- 4. Parents and Children -- 5. The Family as a "School in the Relation of Equality" -- Notes -- Chapter 32 Mill's Normative Economics -- 1. Is Normative Economics an Independent Field for Mill? -- 2. The Sharp Positive/Normative Distinction Questioned -- 3. Economic Freedom in Mill's Normative Economics -- 4. Mill's Analysis of Socialism: Drawing the Elements Together -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 33 Mill on Education and Schooling -- 1. Mill's Education and Intellectual Heritage -- 2. Direct and Indirect Education -- 3. Controversies in Education -- 4. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 34 Mill on Colonialism -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Mill's Historical Milieu -- 3. Reconstructing Mill -- 4. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Part VI Mill and Later Movements in Philosophy -- Chapter 35 Mill, German Idealism, and the Analytic/Continental Divide -- 1. Bentham and Coleridge -- 2. Mill and Schiller -- 3. Two Schools or Three? -- 4. The Analytic/Continental Divide -- 5. The Unbearable Elusiveness of Being -- Notes -- Chapter 36 Mill and Modern Utilitarianism -- 1. What Kind of Utilitarian Was Mill? -- 2. Pleasure and Well-Being -- 3. The Case for Utilitarianism -- 4. Toward a More Refined Utilitarianism -- 5. Concluding Remarks -- Note -- References -- Chapter 37 Mill and Modern Liberalism -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Arguments of On Liberty -- 3. Mill and Public Reason Liberalism -- 4. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index -- EULA.
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Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Preface -- Note on Citations -- Part I Mill's Autobiography and Biography -- Chapter 1 Mill's Mind: A Biographical Sketch -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 2 Mill's Epiphanies -- 1. First Epiphany -- 2. Second Epiphany -- 3. Bentham's Two Faces -- 4. From Revolution to Reform -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3 The Afterlife of John Stuart Mill, 1874-1879 -- 1. Immortalizing Mill -- 2. Religious Controversy -- 3. The Character Question -- 4. Politics -- 5. Helen Taylor and the Chapters on Socialism -- 6. Conclusion -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 4 Mill's Autobiography as Literature -- 1. An Artifact -- 2. In a Genre -- 3. Necessary Form -- 4. Summary -- References -- Part II Influences on Mill's Thought -- Chapter 5 Mill and the Classics -- 1. Plato's Moral Quandary -- 2. Reforming Plato's Dialectic -- 3. Regenerating Human Agency -- 4. Athens and Sparta -- 5. Spartan Moral Education -- 6. The Athenian Will -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 6 Roots of Mill's Radicalism -- 1. Radical Practice -- 2. Philosophic Radicalism -- 3. Bentham and Radical Democracy -- 4. Bentham's Philosophic Radicalism -- 5. Mill's Revision of Radicalism -- 6. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 7 British Critics of Utilitarianism -- 1. Becoming Acquainted: Mill, Coleridge, Maurice and Sterling -- 2. Maurice and Sterling: Assailants of Benthamism -- 3. Coleridge's Clerisy -- 4. Carlylean Corpuscles -- 5. Macaulay's Assault -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 8 Harriet Taylor Mill -- 1. Early Life, First Meeting, and Friendship -- 2. Paris and the Great Utilitarian Compromise -- 3. Withdrawal from Society and Socialism -- 4. Marriage, Death, and Religion -- Notes -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 9 The French Influence.

1. Emancipation and Revolutions: Mill's Early Discovery of France and its History -- 2. Administering Society: The Saint Simonians -- 3. "Positive Philosophy" or "Positive Politics"? Auguste Comte -- 4. The Uncertain Prospects of Democracy: Alexis de Tocqueville -- 5. The History of Liberty: François Guizot -- 6. The Claims of Justice: 1848, Socialism, and Communism -- Notes -- References -- Part III Foundations of Mill's Thought -- Chapter 10 Psychology, Associationism, and Ethology -- 1. Some Background -- 2. James Mill's Hard-Determinist Ethology -- 3. J.S. Mill's Logic -- 4. Mill's Autobiography -- References -- Chapter 11 Mill on Race and Gender -- 1. Gender -- 2. Race -- 3. Conclusion -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 12 Mill on Logic -- 1. The Nature of Logic -- 2. Deduction -- 3. Empiricism in Logic -- 4. Deduction Revisited -- 5. Induction -- 6. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 13 Mill's Epistemology -- 1. Mill's Foundationalism -- 2. Justifying Inductive Reasoning -- 3. The Problem of Perception -- 4. Mill on our Knowledge of "Necessary" Truths -- 5. Mill on the "Reduction" of Deductive Reasoning to Inductive Reasoning -- 6. Mill's Methods -- 7. Mill and Moral Epistemology -- Note -- References -- Chapter 14 Mill's Philosophy of Language -- 1. Propositions and Their Constituents -- 2. Connotation and Denotation -- 3. The Import of Propositions -- 4. Verbal and Real Propositions -- 5. Mill and Contemporary Philosophy of Language -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 15 Mill on Metaphysics -- 1. Introduction -- 2. What is Metaphysics? -- 3. Categorizing Mill -- 4. J.S. Mill as Copernican -- 5. World -- 6. Mind -- 7. Free Will -- References -- Chapter 16 Mill's Philosophy of Science -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Aims of the Sciences -- 3. The Structure and Methods of the Sciences.

4. Whewell's Critique of Mill and its Implications for Philosophy of Science -- Notes -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 17 Mill's Aesthetics -- 1. Introduction -- 2. What is Poetry? -- 3. Mill's Re-discovery of Poetry -- 4. The Artist and the Scientist -- 5. Mill, Poetry, and Bentham's Omissions -- 6. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 18 Mill on History -- 1. Directionalism and Historicism -- 2. Mill on Directionalism and Historicism -- 3. Combining Directionalism and Historicism -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 19 Mill's Philosophy of Religion -- 1. Mill's Position and Historical Climate -- 2. Religious Morality -- 3. A Religion of Humanity -- 4. God, Afterlife, and Miracles -- 5. Rational Belief and Imaginative Hope -- 6. Assessment of Mill's Philosophy of Religion -- Notes -- Part IV Mill's Moral Philosophy -- Chapter 20 Mill's Art of Life -- 1. Arts and Sciences Distinguished: Metaethical Mill? -- 2. The Content of the Art of Life -- 3. The Art of Life and Mill's Moral Philosophy: Mill's Utilitarianism and Utilitarianism -- 4. Rules in The Art of Life: Mill Wasn't a Rule Utilitarian -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 21 Mill's Conception of Happiness -- 1. Happiness and Pleasure -- 2. Mill's "Proof" -- 3. Qualitative Hedonism -- 4. Hedonism Reconsidered -- Chapter 22 The Proof -- 1. Context and Importance of the Proof -- 2. Reconstruction of the Proof -- 3. Critical Analysis of the Proof -- Notes -- Chapter 23 Mill on Utilitarian Sanctions -- 1. Why a Utilitarian Conscience? -- 2. Developing a Utilitarian Conscience -- 3. The Natural and Normal Utilitarian Conscience -- 4. The Link with Punishment -- 5. Utility in the Largest Sense -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 24 Mill's Moral Standard -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Intention, Aggregation, and Other Issues: A Brief Overview -- 3. Act Utilitarianism -- 4. Rule Utilitarianism.

5. Sanction Utilitarianism -- 6. Conclusion -- Note -- References -- Chapter 25 Mill on Justice and Rights -- 1. Liberal Rights -- 2. Liberal Rights and Progressive Happiness -- 3. Justice, Rights, and Equality -- 4. Sexual Equality, Rights, and Justice -- 5. Justice, Rights, and Duty -- 6. The Sanction Theory of Rights -- 7. Rights as Secondary Principles -- 8. Rights as Pre-Eminent Goods -- 9. Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 26 Mill and Virtue -- 1. Virtue and its Value: Chapter 2 of Utilitarianism -- 2. Virtue and Happiness: Chapter 4 of Utilitarianism -- 3. Moral and Self‐Regarding Virtues and Vices -- 4. Duty, Virtue, and the Art of Life -- 5. Individuality, Malleability, Relativity -- Notes -- References -- Part V Mill's Social Philosophy -- Chapter 27 The Harm Principle -- 1. The Harm Principle and the Essay On Liberty -- 2. What the Principle Does and Does Not Say -- 3. The Theory of Liberty as a Whole -- 4. The Weighing of Utilities -- 5. Toward Moral Foundations -- 6. The Art of Morality -- 7. The Content of Substantive Moral Requirement -- 8. Mill as Avant-Garde -- Note -- References -- Chapter 28 Mill on Individuality -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Millian Individuality: The Fundamentals -- 3. Contemporary Applications of Millian Individuality -- 4. Mill's Liberty Principle and Theory of Justice and Rights -- Note -- References -- Chapter 29 Mill on Freedom of Speech -- 1. Freedom of Speech and the Principle of Liberty -- 2. Limits of Speech and the Corn Dealer Example -- 3. Agency and Self-Development -- Notes -- Chapter 30 Mill on Democracy Revisited -- 1. The Development of Mill's Views on Democracy Prior to 1861: From "Spiritual Power" to "The Principle of Antagonism" -- 2. Mill's Case for Representative Government in the Considerations -- 3. Potential Dangers of Democracy.

4. How to Make the Most of Democracy: Mill's Constitutional Proposals -- 5. Conclusion: Elitist or Democrat? -- Notes -- Chapter 31 Mill on the Family -- 1. Mill's Experiences of Family -- 2. Critique of Victorian Marriage Laws -- 3. Marriage Between Equals -- 4. Parents and Children -- 5. The Family as a "School in the Relation of Equality" -- Notes -- Chapter 32 Mill's Normative Economics -- 1. Is Normative Economics an Independent Field for Mill? -- 2. The Sharp Positive/Normative Distinction Questioned -- 3. Economic Freedom in Mill's Normative Economics -- 4. Mill's Analysis of Socialism: Drawing the Elements Together -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 33 Mill on Education and Schooling -- 1. Mill's Education and Intellectual Heritage -- 2. Direct and Indirect Education -- 3. Controversies in Education -- 4. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 34 Mill on Colonialism -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Mill's Historical Milieu -- 3. Reconstructing Mill -- 4. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Part VI Mill and Later Movements in Philosophy -- Chapter 35 Mill, German Idealism, and the Analytic/Continental Divide -- 1. Bentham and Coleridge -- 2. Mill and Schiller -- 3. Two Schools or Three? -- 4. The Analytic/Continental Divide -- 5. The Unbearable Elusiveness of Being -- Notes -- Chapter 36 Mill and Modern Utilitarianism -- 1. What Kind of Utilitarian Was Mill? -- 2. Pleasure and Well-Being -- 3. The Case for Utilitarianism -- 4. Toward a More Refined Utilitarianism -- 5. Concluding Remarks -- Note -- References -- Chapter 37 Mill and Modern Liberalism -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Arguments of On Liberty -- 3. Mill and Public Reason Liberalism -- 4. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index -- EULA.

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