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Essays on England, Ireland, and the Empire. Editor of the Text, John M. Robson. Introduction by Joseph Hamburger

MILL, John Stuart

Verlag: Uni. of Toronto / Routledge, 1982
ISBN 10: 0802055729 / ISBN 13: 9780802055729
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Titel: Essays on England, Ireland, and the Empire. ...

Verlag: Uni. of Toronto / Routledge

Erscheinungsdatum: 1982

Einband: Hardback

Zustand: Near Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine

Auflage: 1st edition.

Art des Buches: Binding tight, text unmarked


~TITLE CONTINUES: (Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, VI). ~ Minor pencil annotations by Prof. A.G. Hill. Dustwrapper unclipped. Size: lxvi, 677 pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ZZ0412

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Inhaltsangabe: Appearing just before his successful parliamentary candidature, the Examination, with its deliberate and explicit onslaught on the intuitionists who were, in Mill's view, allied with anti-progressive political and religious forces, brought his beliefs into the public arena in a new way. Some of those who supported him politically found themselves viciously attacked because they had associated themselves with one who assailed settled religious beliefs. Other religionists who rejected many of Mill's attitudes strong expressed their admiration of the Examination because of its exposure to what they, with him, saw as dangerous theological and moral positions. Alan Ryan's analytical and historial introduction dwells on the most significant philosophical elements in the work, placing them in perspective and showing their relations to other aspects of Mill's thought. The textual introduction, by John M. Robson, examines the treatise in context of Mill's life in the 1860s, outlines its composition, and discusses, among other matters, the importance of the extensive revisions Mill made, mostly in response to critics. These revisions appear in full in the textual apparatus. Also provided are a bibliographical index, which gives a guide to the literature on the subject, and a collation of Mill's quotations, an analytical index, and appendices giving the reading of manuscript fragments and listing textual emendations.

Inhaltsangabe: John Stuart Mill's political essays are a blend of the practical and the theoretical. In this volume are gathered together those in which the practical emphasis is more moarked; those in which theory is predominant are found in Essays on Politics and Society, Vols XVIII and XIX of the Collected Works. The Essays on England, Ireland, and the Empire are mainly from Mill's early career as a propagandist for the Philosophic Radicals (a term he himself coined). They provide a contemporary running account of British political issues at home and abroad, with a vigorous and sometimes acerbic commentary. Historians as well as political scientists will find interesting details of the view from the radical side, and all students of Mill will welcome the further elucidation of his development. Of special interest are his precocious if tendentious attack on Hume's History of England, and his reactions to Canadian and Irish issues, the latter being the subject of a previously unpublished manuscript. The textual apparatus includes a collation of the manuscript materials and identification of Mill's quotations and references.

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