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Austin Kurtz amp Adrian Flores Life He was an English philosopher Economist Exponent of utilitarianism Reforming age of the 19th century and remains of lasting interest as a logical and an ethical theorist By the age of 10 he could read Plato and the Athenian statesmen He studied Gree ID: 549659 Download Presentation


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John Stuart Mill

Austin Kurtz & Adrian FloresSlide2


He was an English philosopher, Economist, Exponent of utilitarianism. Reforming age of the 19th century, and remains of lasting interest as a logical and an ethical theorist. By the age of 10 he could read Plato and the Athenian statesmen. He studied Greek at the age of 3 and Latin in the age of 8. He might best be understood in context of his

father. He pushed for legal and political reform by way of universal voting rights (for men), a new place for economic theory in political decision making, and politics that took into account human happiness instead “natural rights”. He experienced what he would call in his autobiography a “mental Crisis” during which he suffered a nervous breakdown marked by depression. And also intense stress of his education.Slide3


One thing that John Stuart Mill is best known for is his economic theory about Utilitarianism (1861) The goal was to bring justice to the utilitarian principle that says actions are right in proportion as they promote overall happiness. He was also an English philosopher. Slide4

Economic Books written

John Stuart Mill wrote a few different books, on a few different things. One of the books is called essays on economics which were his theories and methods on economics. Another book he wrote was called Utilitarianism which has to do with his economic theory. He also wrote a book called a system of logic, and a book on liberty, and lastly a book called The Subjection of Woman. Which all have to do with his theory. Slide5

John Stuart Mill was more than just an economist. He was also a English philosopher, a civil servant, and of course a political economist. These were the important works of John Stuart Mill

Important worksSlide6

Born & Raised

John Stuart Mill was born may 20


1806, pentonville, London, UK (In his father’s house). He died on may 8th in Avignon France. He studied at the University college London. Slide7

Later in life, and recognition

John Stuart Mill was greatly recognized from his economic theory about Utilitarianism. He was also well known for being an English philosopher, and later in life he wrote books on his theory and on liberty as well as this book called the subjection of woman. So he was also known as an author.Slide8


Person “How can one make every action work toward good and happiness” John Stuart Mill “Be concerned with morality where sanctions are in place for bad behavior.Slide9


The doctrine that an action is right insofar as it promotes happiness, and that the greatest happiness of the greatest number should be the guiding principle of conduct

Social and political philosophy

People have liberty of action only the government can interfere (freedom of speech, individuality)Restricting actions Alcohol, fornication, polygamy Supporter of democracy Helps individual development, and the government and voters should be educatedPosition of woman

Political economy

Social perspective, and supported laissez faire

Theory in questions, ideasSlide10

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One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.

A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.Slide12



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