Who is John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill (20 May 1806 – 7 May 1873) was an English philosopher, political economist, Member of Parliament (MP) and civil servant. One of the most influential thinkers in the history of classical liberalism, he contributed widely to social theory, political theory, and political economy. Dubbed "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century", he conceived of liberty as justifying the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state and social control.Mill was a proponent of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by his predecessor Jeremy Bentham. He contributed to the investigation of scientific methodology, though his knowledge of the topic was based on the writings of others, notably William Whewell, John Herschel, and Auguste Comte, ...
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Mrrutherruther: if you’re into free speech, it’s crazy to be reflexively opposed to someone receiving the free speech of others, coming to a greater understanding or awareness, and adding clarity to their point in response. this is kinda the basis of john stuart mill’s argument for free speech.
Herallegory: john stuart mill probably let his kids stay up past their bedtime for the sake of individual liberty.
Joypeerless: john stuart mill himself wrote quite a lot about the distinction in his original
Qcdailyquote: eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amo...
Karandaqld: he is not a good man who, without a protest, allows wrong to be committed in his name, and with the means which he helps to supply, because he will not trouble himself to use his mind on the subject.” utilitarian philosopher john stuart mill, who delivered 1867 inaugural address
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Regarding o'er their bottle,
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