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James Mill and the Despotism of Philosophy

David McInerney

James Mill and the Despotism of Philosophy

Reading "The History of British India"

by David McInerney

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • Philosophy

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10208675M
    ISBN 100415956129
    ISBN 109780415956123


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James Mill and the Despotism of Philosophy by David McInerney Download PDF EPUB FB2

JOHN STUART MILL was born in London onthe son of noted Scottish economist and philosopher James Mill, who held an influential post in the powerful East India 's natural talent and physical stamina were put to the test at a very young age when he undertook a highly structured and individual­ized upbringing orchestrated by his father, who believed that the mind was a /5(62).

Summary. The History of British India purports to be a study of India in which James set out to attack the history, character, religion, literature, arts, and laws of India, also making claims about the influence of the Indian climate.

He also aimed to locate the attacks on India within a wider theoretical framework. The book begins with a preface in which Mill tries to make a virtue of having Author: James Mill. James Mill and the Despotism of Philosophy: Reading "the History of British India" which appears there in his account of 'Oriental despotism' and his criticisms of Robertson's account of the caste system, and that, contrary to the opinion of certain critics, Mill's usage of 'history' in _The History of British India_ is not rationalist but Categories: John Stuart Mill in 19th Century Philosophy.

James Mill, (born April 6,Northwater Bridge, Forfarshire, Scot.—died JLondon, Eng.), Scottish philosopher, historian, and was prominent as a representative of philosophical radicalism, a school of thought also known as Utilitarianism, which emphasized the need for a scientific basis for philosophy as well as a humanist approach to politics.

If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind. John Stuart Mill.

Freedom, Philosophy, Differences. On Liberty ch. 2 () Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most. In addition to moral philosophy, Mill's course of studies included history, political economy, and the classics, including Mill's favorite philosopher, Plato.

Mill's mind never lost the stamp of his Scottish education. As his eldest son was later to remark, James Mill was “the last survivor of this great school” (J.S. Mill). John Stuart Mill (20 May – 7 May ), usually cited as J. Mill, was a British philosopher, political economist, and civil of the most influential thinkers in the history of classical liberalism, he contributed widely to social theory, political theory, and political "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century", Mill's Alma mater: University College, London.

Through an historical analysis of the theme of Oriental despotism, Michael Curtis reveals the complex positive and negative interaction between Europe and the Orient. The book also criticizes the misconception that the Orient was the constant victim of Western imperialism and the view that Price: $ McInerney, David, James Mill and the Despotism of Philosophy: Reading 'The History of British India' (London: Routledge, to be publishedISBN ) Harrington, Jack, Sir John Malcolm and the Creation of British India (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, ), chs.

2 & 6. Frederick Rosen presents an original study of John Stuart Mill's moral and political philosophy, which explores the main themes of his writings—particularly those that emerge from the two major works, System of Logic () and Principles of Political Economy ().

From these, Mill developed the more widely-read later essays, On Liberty (), Utilitarianism (), Considerations Author: Frederick Rosen. The book includes discussion of the observations of Western travelers in Muslim countries and analysis of the reflections of seven major thinkers: Montesquieu, Edmund Burke, Tocqueville, James and John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, and Max by: ) [Mill Quotes] John Stuart's father, James Mill (), was a "grim and exacting man." James Mill and Jeremy Bentham () were close friends, together they founded the utilitarian school in philosophy ("the greatest happiness of the greatest number").

James Mill accepted the theories of Malthus and was a friend of Ricardo; he was an admirer of the French encyclopaedis. Mill, James BIBLIOGRAPHY. James Mill was a British political philosopher, economist, and historian. Born in Scotland, he was educated at the University of Edinburgh through the patronage of Sir John Stuart, where he attended the lectures of the philosopher Dugald Stewart ( – ) and specialized in philosophy, according to Alexander Bain ’ s James Mill: A Biography.

One of the biggest examples Mill used his harm principle to defend was the ability to have free speech. Mill felt that free speech was necessary for intellectual and social progress. In the same book, Cowling challenged the widespread view of John Stuart Mill as the secular saint of tolerance.

According to Cowling, Mill’s liberalism constituted nothing less than an alternative religion: one that turns out to be a rather fideistic. This article examines the Scottish philosopher and historian James Mill's views on the freedom of the press, predominantly as they are expounded in his unpublished commonplace books, and argues that not only were these ideas very radical, they were critical to Mill's wider political thought and, by extension, to that of the early Philosophic by: 1.

Summary. On Liberty is one of Mill’s most famous works and remains the one most read today. In this book, Mill expounds his concept of individual freedom within the context of his ideas on history and the state.

On Liberty depends on the idea that society progresses from lower to higher stages and that this progress culminates in the emergence of a system of representative democracy.

James Mill and the Indian Revenue System. Mill attached great importance to the ‘mode of providing for the pecuniary wants of the government’ in determining the character and condition of a society and its capacity for progress.

As Professor Stokes has made clear, this view was especially justified in the case of the Indian land revenue system. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiii, pages ; 24 cm. Contents: System of logic.

A Socratic moment: truth, liberty, and democracy --The method of reform: Mill's encounter with Bentham and Coleridge --Psychology, character, national character, and the science of politics --The spell of Comte.A dialogue concerning. 1"James Mill's famous book, the History of British India published inbrought together for the first time, to use the author's words, 'a history of that part of the British transactions which have an immediate relation to India.'" Percival Spear, ed., Oxford History of India, 3rd ed., (Oxford, ), Mill's book was continued by H.

Not only does the very existence of the book stand in contradiction with Bentham's decidedly ahistorical philosophy, 20 but even if Mill did choose to write about India in order to prove the absolute nature of Bentham's system of legislation, 21 he did so against Bentham's own intentions.

22 More importantly, Mill's apology of British rule in Cited by: 3. This week, we’re thinking about John Stuart Mill. There’s a part of me that really loves Mill and what he has to say about what makes a life good.

He was really big on individual choice, for example, he says that a person’s “own mode of laying out his existence is best, not because it is best in itself; but because it is his own mode.”.

The book includes discussion of the observations of Western travelers in Muslim countries and analysis of the reflections of six major thinkers: Montesquieu, Edmund Burke, Tocqueville, James and John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, and Max Weber.1/5(1).

It is a little ironic to note that the first known article by Mill took the form of an attack on associationist psychology and utilitarian ethics as put forward by Thomas Belsham, a follower of Hartley Up to his meeting with Bentham in Mill continued to defend the Scottish philosophy of moral or common sense, and to oppose deterministic.

arrest of life, The Will to Believe by William James Mill, John Stuart, Topics Worth Investigating, Positive Philosophy by AugustComte, A Science of Human Nature by John StuartMill, Egoism Is Mistaken by DavidHume mind-body problem, Ideas of Interest from Ludwig Feuerbach.

This book aims to correct such neglect, by illustrating the breadth and depth of Mill's political writings, by drawing together a collection of essays whose authors explore underappreciated elements of Mill's political philosophy.

The book shows how Mill's thinking remains pertinent to our own political life in three broad areas - democratic. Get this from a library.

Orientalism and Islam: European thinkers on Oriental despotism in the Middle East and India. [Michael Curtis] -- Through an historical analysis of the theme of Oriental despotism, Michael Curtis reveals the complex positive and negative interaction between Europe and the Orient.

The book also criticizes the. I can easily recall the first philosophy book I read—it was a book I stumbled upon early on in my high school years and that instantly ignited a passion for the philosophy of religion. That book was Bertrand Russell’s Why I am Not a Christian. The book was provocative for me at the time for a.

James Mill () is today best known as Jeremy Bentham's chief disciple and John Stuart Mill's father. Yet Mill himself was a formidable and important Utilitarian thinker in his own right, who earned the respect of even those who disagreed with s: 4.

James Mill's () role in the development of utilitarian thought in the nineteenth century has been overshadowed both by John Stuart Mill () and by Jeremy Bentham ().

Despotism (Greek: Δεσποτισμός, despotismós) is a form of government in which a single entity rules with absolute power. Normally, that entity is an individual, the despot, as in an autocracy, but societies which limit respect and power to specific groups have also been called despotic.

Colloquially, the word despot applies pejoratively to those who use their power and authority to. John Stuart Mill (b. ) was a brilliant philosopher who also displayed a passion for justice and equal rights. He represents the British empiricist “school of experience” at its finest, a school that includes luminaries such as John Locke, David Hume, David Hartley, Jeremy Bentham, James Mill.

John Stuart Mill was born in London on He was the son of James Mill, a philosopher and economist who contributed to the early education of his son. The early childhood of young Mill was a difficult one. He was not allowed to associate with other children and lived a very sheltered life.

Enlightened absolutism (also called enlightened despotism or benevolent despotism) refers to the conduct and policies of European absolute monarchs during the 18th and 19th centuries who were influenced by the ideas of the Enlightenment, espousing them to enhance their power.

The concept originated during the Enlightenment period in the 18th and into the early 19th centuries. John Stuart Mill (20 May – 7 May ), [8] usually cited as J. Mill, was a British philosopher, political economist, and civil of the most influential thinkers in the history of classical liberalism, he contributed widely to social theory, political theory, and political economy.

Full text of "Michael Curtis Orientalism And Islam European Thinkers On Oriental Despotism In The Middle East And India ()" See other formats. Reviewed work(s): Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's the History of British India and Orientalism by Javed Majeed.

Majeed's book of essays on James Mill, William Jones, and Orientalism is a welcome relief from much of the present historiography on Anglo. Murray N. Rothbard. Murray N. Rothbard made major contributions to economics, history, political philosophy, and legal theory. He combined Austrian economics with a.

This book offers a clear and highly readable introduction to the ethical and social-political philosophy of John Stuart Mill.

Dale E. Miller argues for a "utopian" reading of Mill's utilitarianism/5(2). The intellectual history of James Mill (–) typically lies in shadows cast by the two and the despotism that existed without it.

Turgot in his Elements of the philosophy of the human mind Nevertheless the actions of the British establishment, where Tory ministers in fear of a French-style upheaval used the. “The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement, being in unceasing antagonism to that disposition to aim at something better than customary, which is called, according to circumstances, the spirit of liberty, or that of progress or improvement.” ― .John Stuart Mill was born at 13 Rodney Street in Pentonville, Middlesex, the eldest son of the Scottish philosopher, historian and economist James Mill, and Harriet Burrow.

John Stuart was educated by his father, with the advice and assistance of Jeremy Bentham and Francis : 20 May Pentonville, Middlesex, England.