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Mill, J. S (1806.5.20-1873.5.7)
Birthplace London, England.
Posts Held Officer, East India Company, 1823-58.
Offices and Honours MP Westminster, 1865-8.
Publications Books: 1. System of Logic (1943); 2. Essays on Some Unsettled Questios of Political Economy (1844, 1948); 3. Principles of Political Economy (1848, 1903); 4. On Liberty (1859); 5. Utilitarianism (1861); 6. Autobiography (1873, 1924); 7. J. S. Mill, Collected Works , 9 vols, ed. J. M. Robson (Univ. Toronto Press, 1963-74).
Career The dominant figure of mid-nineteenth-century British political economy, he was educated by his father James as an ardent Benthamite utilitarian, but his mental crisis of 1826 induced serious modifications of his views. Saint-Simon, Comte and other writers can be counted as influences subsequent to this period, as can his friendship with his future wife, Harriet Taylor. His System of Logic established his reputation as a major thinker, and it is his philosophical and political writings, most notably On Liberty , that are the chief source of his continuing fame. However, the Principles is almost equally remembered, becoming the leading economic textbook in the English-speaking world for the rest of the century. It was intended to modify the abstract and sometimes cold-hearted classical political economy. Though his introduction of an historical method did not advance the subject greatly, his perception of the limits to the applicability of abstract-deductive analysis was important. His attacks on the cult of wealth, his concern with the problems of growth and development, his treatment of the question of population and his sympathy with the working man all reflect his humanitarian approach. His analytical ideas on money, international trade and the dynamics of distribution have all been highly praised. On the role of the State in economic life, he struck a judicious balance between his defence of individual freedom and the recognition of a need for some State intervention, in cases such as that of infant industries. The dominance of Mill in subsequent years was such that Jevons felt it necessary to attack him in order to win a favourable hearing for marginal utility economics.
Secondary Literature M. St John Packe, The Life of John Stuart Mill (Secker & Warburg, 1954); J. M. Robson, The Improvement of Mankind: The Social and Political Thought of J. S. Mill (Univ. Toronto Press, 1968); V. W. Bladen, `Mill, John Stuart: economic donsiderations', International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences , D. L. Sills (ed.) (Macmillan and Free Press, 1968), vol. 10; P. Schwartz, The New Political Economy of J. S. Mill (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1972); S. Hollander, The Economics of John Stuart Mill (University of Toronto Press, Blackwell, 1985). [Mark Blaug, Great Economists Before Keynes: An Introduction to the Lives and Works of One Hundread Great Economists of the Past , Brighton: Wheatsheaf, 1986.]


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