Who is John Stuart Mill?

  • (noun): English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873).
    Synonyms: Mill, John Mill

John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill, FRSE (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was a British philosopher, political economist and civil servant. He was an influential contributor to social theory, political theory, and political economy. He has been called "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century". Mill's conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control. He was a proponent of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by Jeremy Bentham. Hoping to remedy the problems found in an inductive approach to science, such as confirmation bias, he clearly set forth the premises of falsification as the key component in the scientific method. Mill was also a Member of Parliament and an important figure in liberal political philosophy.

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    That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.
    —John Stuart Mill (1806–1873)

    The worth of a State, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it ... a State which dwarfs its men, in order that they may be more docile instruments in its hands even for beneficial purposes—will find that with small men no great thing can really be accomplished.
    —John Stuart Mill (1806–1873)

    This is my commandment, that ye love one another.
    Bible: New Testament Jesus, in John 15:12.

    As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.
    —John Stuart Mill (1806–1873)