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Hree I read this after hearing about the book on npr It s interesting and you get insight into john Stuart mill It s heavy on the education background so it won t Be For Everyone The Annotations for everyone The annotations useful and informative so I suggest this edition over a standard edition I enjoy JS Mills philosophy and enjoyed reading about his up bringing It was a hard read I ound myself rereading paragraphs to understand the points he was trying to get across Lots of old school grammar The book has some good points about why he is who he is views on religion social views education influence of his ather a general history of the time period However the book is not split into chapters Besides the table of contents don not split into chapters Besides the table of contents don work properly on the Kindle PaperwhiteConsidering this Penguin edition of this classic is one of the most expensive this unacceptableI usually like Penguin or printed books but this electronic version is very poor Essential reading to understand what he thought about his thinking Gives new insight in the development of one of the leading philosophers of Liberal Democratic theior. Which marked his long evolution toward maturity as a major philosopher and social thinker Superb in its dispassionate objectivity the Autobiography stands as a work and social thinker Superb in its dispassionate objectivity the Autobiography stands as a work enduring relevance and a inal testament to a rare and luminous intelligence. F human progress not only will have but ought to have different institutions Paradoxically his greater love or humanity made him a less zealous reformerBut Mill didn t become a conservative He became a radical and Entered Third Stage Of the third stage metamorphosis radical liberalism He chose a ew worthy causes to Bringing the Empire Home fightor the euality of women the political rights of minorities and the need of land reform in Ireland etc and tried to advance them with unusual patience and strong determination He was conscious that no great improvements in the lot of mankind are possible until a great change takes place in the undamental constitutions of their modes of thought In his inal years HE HAD THE PATIENCE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE had the patience to do something about the of thought of his countrymen without expecting immediate resultsIt is not easy to Building the Cold War feel sympathetic about Mill He doesn t have a sense of humor and his earnestness is almost comical But he is an honest and objective thinker Besides his intellectual transformation is a good example I myself have already overcome stage one and I am ready to leave stage twoor stage T of an extraordinary education which both hastened his development and brought him to the brink of suicide by the age of 21 Illumined with eual clarity is the story of John Stuart Mill's renewed commitment to life and of the urther conflicts. This book can be read in many ways as a testimony of an unusual education as a description of an era long gone by and even as

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sad love But it is above all a book about ideas about the dramatic intellectual metamorphosis of John Stuart MillMill went through three stages in his intellectual transformationI ll call the irst stage technocratic optimism In his youth Mill was a zealous reformer driven not by his love of humanity nor his nobleness but by his conviction that utilitarian methods were all what it was needed to change the world He denounced the sentimentality the vague generalities and the declamations of world He denounced the sentimentality the vague generalities and the declamations of intellectual rivals who didn t share his optimism and accused him of being hard hearted and anti populationThe second stage can be called matured skepticism In his thirties and orties after a bout of depression Mill became less confident of his reasoning tools conscious of the complexities of social change and sensitive to individual suffering He also became a cautious reformer all uestions of political institutions are relative not absolute and different stages Mill's autobiography deals primarily with the life of the mind but it is a mind which ranks as one of the most remarkable and significant of the nineteenth century The book memorably depicts the emergence of a brilliant child prodigy the produc. The Autobiography of John Stuart Mill

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