Autobiography (Collected works of John Stuart Mill, vol. 1) by John Stuart Mill

By John Stuart Mill

Volume 1 good points Mill’s Autobiography in addition to comparable essays which jointly paint a balanced photograph of his youth, together with his rigorous “home education” by the hands of his father, James Mill, and the emotional challenge of his early maturity. Such insights are an excellent primer for later noticeable volumes of Mill’s paintings and shed mild at the personality of nineteenth-century Britain’s most popular liberal highbrow. This quantity was once assembled less than the path of Professor John M. Robson of the college of Toronto and contains such infrequent fabric as Mill’s youth writings, examples of his early articles released in such journals as The Westminster Review and the London Review, and a younger critique of his father’s philosophical contributions.

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348'-')---he almost certainly refers to John Wilson, who used similar phrases (especially after Mill wrote these words), but no such definition has been located by us. Perhaps Mill was simply seeking a more positive persona, as in a similar change where "We believe that whenever" is strengthened to just "Whenever" (p. 362m). There are also some that remind one of the circumstances relating to the composition: at p. 364 .... Mill in 1833 placed the "logician-poet" above the "mere poet"; "logician" was the term he used at the time in contrasting himself with Carlyle the "poet"; in 1859 the higher talent was assigned to the "philosopherpoet"--not, it should be said, with any self-reference.

LITERARY ESSAYS THISVOLUMEincludes, in addition to the Autobiography, fourteen of MilFs essays and reviews,56 and nine appendices. Only two of these articles were republished in Dissertations and Discussions (1859) in more or less complete form, "Thoughts on Poetry and Its Varieties" (the two-part essay in the Monthly Reposito_,) and "Writings of Alfred de Vigny" (from the London and Westminster), but two more, "Aphorisms: Thoughts in the Cloister and the Crowd" and "Ware's Letters from Palmyra" (both from the London and Westminster), are represented by extracts in Dissertations and Discussions.

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