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John Stuart Mill on history : human nature, progress, and the stationary state

Author: Jay Eisenberg
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018] ©2018
Dissertation: Thesis (dissertation) Drew University
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"Though Mill has been the subject of an imposing volume of scholarship, his philosophy of history has received scant attention. This inquiry considers the role of history in Mill's break from the Benthamite radicals, his effort to define a methodology for the study of society modelled on the natural sciences, and his speculations about the course and meaning of history. A dominant theme is Mill's struggle to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Academic theses
Named Person: John Stuart Mill; John Stuart Mill
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Eisenberg
ISBN: 1498563953 9781498563956
OCLC Number: 1045214991
Description: xxi, 223 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: The Scottish Enlightenment and the Idea of Philosophical HistoryChapter 2: The Utility of HistoryChapter 3: Human Nature and HistoryChapter 4: Statics, Dynamics, and the Historical MethodChapter 5: History and ProgressChapter 6: Stationary States in Practice and Theory
Responsibility: Jay M. Eisenberg.

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This study examines John Stuart Mill's philosophy of history and his efforts to develop a comprehensive methodology for the social sciences. The author argues that Mill's interpretation of history  Read more...

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